Meri Saaristo has been living in Martinique since 2009 and has a degree in ethnology. She has more than 7 years of experience in the tourism industry, and has founded and managed a private tour company. Her other professional experiences are in teaching English and in the associative field. Meri joined the D’Antilles et D’Ailleurs team as an external contractor and then as an employee in early 2022. She is a project coordinator, particularly in relation to tourism and migration.