Dr. Cassander Titley-O’Neal is the Executive Director of Environmental Systems and a native British Virgin Islander who has spent all of her life living between Virgin Gorda and Tortola. She has always had a passion for the sea and the environment from a very early age, and this was heavily influenced by her late father Amos Jerome O’Neal. This love for the sea and the environment is what led her to pursue degrees related to the environment, become a certified SCUBA diver, and has participated in several local sports fishing tournaments.
Sandy, as she is affectionately called by persons in the community, completed her BSc. in Marine Biology with a minor in Chemistry from the University of North Carolina in Wilmington in the United States in 1999; a MSc. in Applied Marine Science from the University of Plymouth in the United Kingdom in 2001; and most recently, a PhD. in Marine Biology from the University of New Brunswick in Canada in 2011.
Dr. Titley-O’Neal’s work experience includes:
- Nanny Cay – Expansion Project (2015 to 2016)
- Nanny Cay – Boat Yard Land Reclamation (2013)
- Nanny Cay – Floating Docks (2012)
- Nanny Cay – Breakwater Realignment (2012)
- submitting various local environmental impact assessments (including limited environmental impact assessments);
- submitting environmental appraisals and scoping studies; and
- acting as an Environmental Advisor to several entities during the construction phase of their projects.
- BIO 104 – Environments of the BVI
- BIO 110 – General Biology I
- BIO 112 – General Biology II
- BIO 220 – Ecology
- BIO 240 – Marine Biology
- BIO 260 – Research Methods
- CHE 110 – General Chemistry I
- CHE 112 – General Chemistry II
- SCI 235 – Science Seminar
Outside of her teaching duties, Dr. Titley-O’Neal also serves as an Advisor to the Beta Omicron Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.