Welcome to a new month, and of course, a new podcast! I’m so excited for this edition (I say that every month don’t I?) But I think you’ll really love hearing from Sam Mujica who is an accomplished luxury yacht stewardess and eco-warrior! Sam has an incredible story about growing up in Venezula and after her university was continuously shut down at random, she packed up and headed for Miami and the superyacht industry.
Listen in for more soundbites like these:
- How Sam found herself in Miami working on yachts:
In 2013 I visited the US for a vacation and got invited to go cruising on a little boat around Ft Lauderdale. One of my mom’s friends told me about luxury yachting that day and roughly explained to me what he knew about the industry. I really didn’t show most interest at first since I was very focused on my studies so I went back home and continued with my regular routine until the beginning of 2014 when my country (Venezuela) went through a lot of political problems that ended up shutting down my university. At this point, I made the decision to leave the books behind and give yachting a go. Looking back, I really had no idea how much I was going to enjoy my job and how much I was going to learn! It has been an incredible journey!
- Why she decided to become an eco-warrior for the yachting industry (and beyond)
I have slowly started to be more conscious about my environmental impact during the past year, but this year I really decided to commit and take massive action and responsibility with regards to this issue. I believe there is NO change if we don’t take action and my way of moving towards doing that was to create a page and share my journey. I really want to use @consciousstew as a tool to help yacht crew to start making changes in their work environment and their lifestyle with day-to-day tips that they can ALL relate to and start implementing. There is SO MUCH work to be done within our industry and there is no reason why we shouldn’t be aware of the things that are not working as well as they should. It is time to use social media for the right reasons and provide good content that can open a conversation and can create new ideas to live our life sustainably and save our home: The Earth.
- Her favourite destinations to explore across the globe – we’ve definitely added some to our bucket list and think you should too!
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Thanks again to Sam Mujica for her time!