Katrina RYAN



Katrina is an oceans-obsessive, fish fanatic and sea-cucumber aficionado. Katrina has previously worked in the UK Parliament, and internationally, in sustainability policy and communications. 

She holds a Masters in Modern Languages and speaks both French and Spanish. A keen painter and marathon runner, she splits her time between the stunning Cornish coast, dreamy Somerset countryside, and wherever MWC's growing client list takes her.



Harriet Yates-Smith

Project Manager


Harriet’s love for all things marine started on an island knee deep in mud whilst studying the macrofauna of mudflats. Things got slightly more glamorous as she moved on to the Blue Marine Foundation and Marine Biological Association until reaching the Severn Estuary Partnership where she engaged communities on sewer misuse and marine litter! 

Now, Harriet has found her place with Mindfully Wired Communications where she combines creativity with her ability to talk to anyone about anything to tell a new story of sustainability.


Sara Mynott

Policy Projects Manager


Sara is our very own sea specialist, with a PhD in marine ecology. Her ocean science adventures have sent her delving into Cornish rock pools, hauling creels in the Clyde and pouring over papers in many a marine lab.

She's worked with the Welsh Government, studied sustainable fishing and spent time in #scicomm too! 

Now, at Mindfully Wired, Sara combines her passions to share all things marine with practitioners, politicians and citizens alike. 

Noa leach

Communications Officer


Noa grew up surfing, sailing, snorkelling, and painting the sea. With a First in English, she sees her passion for visual and written storytelling as the key to engaging non-scientists in the conservation message. She draws inspiration from her name in her mission to sail the seas while saving the world – like Noah, just without the beard!

Communications connoisseur, her witty copy and creative ideas are not wasted; starting her conservation career working on projects from Kenya to Sri Lanka, Noa now produces content at Mindfully Wired.


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Jacob ashton

Policy and Communications Officer


Jacob has always had a deep-rooted interest in the natural world and how it interacts with people. He first became fully aware of the gap between scientific understanding and real-world application during his scientific degree. His love for the underwater world has taken him from the Red Sea, to Costa Rica, and eventually to the murky depths of London suburbia.

Working in documentaries has given him a unique insight into what excites and engages people, and now he enjoys using these skills to connect with a whole host of individuals and organisations with Mindfully Wired. 



Communications Intern

Sophie is a true wildlife enthusiast, travelling the world in pursuit of marine life. Whether it is studying white sharks in South Africa or diving with seals in the icy waters of northern England, there is little to dissuade her from embarking on her next ocean adventure.

Using her knowledge of reporting from her time at environmental news website, Mongabay, she is keen to produce content that will help promote sustainability and help make cutting-edge research accessible to all.

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bec Kaye

Policy & Communications Officer

Rebecca grew up peering into rock pools on the beaches of southeastern Australia. Following her lifelong love of both the sea and learning, she gained an honours degree in Marine Science, investigating the impacts of sea surface temperatures on plankton ecosystems in the Southern Ocean.

Bec has a strong policy background, having worked for the Australian government on agriculture, biosecurity and fisheries policy issues since 2013. For the last four years, she has spent her spare time bringing science to the community, organising events to celebrate Australian National Science Week. Bec is excited to combine her #scicomm and policy experience as the newest member of the MWC team.