Point School Puerto Rico Highlights Kathy for Women’s History Month
As we celebrate Women’s History Month, it is important to recognize and appreciate the incredible contributions that women have made throughout history and continue to make today. This is also a time to show gratitude and recognition for the incredible women in our organization who have dedicated their time and effort to make a difference in the workplace and beyond. Their hard work, resilience, and leadership have helped shape the course of our organization and inspire those around them. This month, we take the time to honor Kathy Hall, MS, our Surfing/Spanish instructor and thank her for her invaluable contributions to our team and to the world at large.
Kathy came to Puerto Rico to get her Master’s degree in Marine Biology at UPR 40 years ago and has remained to wholeheartedly adopt the language and culture. She holds teaching certificates in Biology, Environmental Science, and Elementary Education, and almost finished a second Master’s in Environmental Science Education at UMET. She also is a certified surf instructor and coach with the International Surfing Association and she gives surf, snorkel, and SUP lessons. Kathy has also been recognized as a “Surf Legend ” in Puerto Rico. Kathy has taken most of her classes in Spanish and has realized that learning another language is much easier in an immersive setting.
Kathy is president of the Liga Ecológica del Noroeste , a nonprofit environmental group she cofounded in 1992, that has been involved in conducting coral reef surveys, community recycling, battling sand mining, tree planting, beach cleanups, and marine debris monitoring, combating excessive coastal development, etc.
She was vice president of Rescate Playas Isabela for many years, where she was in charge of the coastal water testing program. Kathy has involved students in both taking samples and learning how to run them in the lab to measure bacterial levels.
Kathy spent 20 years studying sea turtles and giving educational talks around the island in an effort to protect them and their eggs from illegal harvesting. She happily takes every opportunity available to involve her students involved in their protection.
When asked who inspires her, Kathy had this to say: “Some of the women in my field who have inspired me the most are Rachel Carson, Jane Goodall, and Sylvia Earl.”
About Point School Puerto Rico
Point School Puerto Rico Gap Year is a one-of-a-kind hybrid gap year serving young men specializing in cultural immersion, experiential learning, and self-discovery. Clients are supported by exploring their strengths and setting strength-based goals with our Director of Well-Being.