eXXpedition Core Team
Co-Founder and Mission Director
Emily is Co-Founder and Director of eXXpedition. She has spent the last 8 years leading global expeditions – taking everyday individuals to the most remote parts of the planet, to connect with the challenges facing our ocean, primarily focusing on ocean plastics.
Soraya comes from a sustainability and business background. She joined eXXpedition in 2016 and her role includes voyage organisation, crew management and outreach. She has also been a core member of the OceanChangemakers.com team.
Sally’s background as a Geography teacher, and first-hand experience of the devastating impacts of plastic pollution while living in Bali and during eXXpedition North Pacific, gives her the perfect experience to be leading missions for Round The World.
Head of Communications
Larissa leads high impact PR, media and communications campaigns for mission-driven organisations through This Chapter PR. With a background in sustainable development and adventure travel she’s worked with eXXpedition since the beginning to drive awareness, action and powerful collaborations back on land.
Maria has led strategy for the world’s most iconic brands, helping tackle business and societal problems. In recent years, she has focused on protecting our oceans through global campaigns and collaborations, and will use her expertise to develop and foster partnerships that maximise our impact.
Dr Winnie Courtene-Jones
Winnie is a marine biologist with a PhD in plastic pollution. Her expert knowledge in this area has led to work with UK and European governments. Winnie is based at the University of Plymouth, and is responsible for the design and delivery of the Round the World science program, which aims to address fundamental knowledge gaps in our understanding of marine plastics. Winnie will be sailing on some of the Round the World voyages as Mission Leader.
Mads St Clair Baker
Digital Content Assistant
Madeline is an MSc tropical marine biologist, divemaster and founder of non-profit organisations Women in Ocean Science and The Marine Diaries. As an ocean advocate, she has channelled her energy into becoming a freelance underwater photographer and content creator.
Michelle is a multidisciplinary Designer and Art Director with over 15 years of experience helping build mission-driven brands. After learning about the devastating effects of ocean plastic as a volunteer helping rehabilitate entagled marine mammals, she’s been working in the packaging industry to push for change from within. In 2018 she joined us as a crew member on our expedition to the North Pacific Gyre, and continues to help us develop engaging visual experiences today.
Co-founder and Advisor
Lucy is a professional changemaker with a Degree in Biology and Phd in Molecular Microbiology. Her career has spanned academia, government, grassroots activism and supranational policy making. Lucy has a life-long passion for tackling climate change and toxic pollution. Currently, she works for Brussels based NGO, Transport & Environment, tackling climate impacts and pollution from shipping and aviation. She has sailed on three eXXpedition voyages and continues to support the project as a technical advisor and ambassador for the cause.
Want to join our team?
eXXpedition is run by a small team, supported by passionate volunteers. Any available positions in our core team will be listed below. Please click on the role for more details.
- We currently have no open positions.
If you don’t see a suitable role, but would like to volunteer, please email us on email@example.com with more information about your skills and areas of interest.