Dijani Laplace was born in the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) but was raised in the twin island federation of St. Kitts-Nevis. His fascination with the environment led him to return to the USVI to pursue his B.S. in Biology at the University of the Virgin Islands. Dijani became innately engaged with ecosystem science and the concept of ecosystem services during his time at the university and his various contributions to the progress of the USVI Hazard Mitigation and Resilience Plan project with HRI. Dijani plans to gear his research towards sustainable usage of the ecosystem and human well-being and then hopefully apply it in a Caribbean context after graduating.
In his spare time, Dijani likes to play basketball, video games, watch movies and spend time with his friends.