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Stacey Odlum

Stacey Odlum

Canada

Applied Equine Podiatrist

Stacey has her own company as an applied equine podiatrist and she teaches a course on equine foot function in France, Belgium and Switzerland.

She believes in life long learning. Over the last year she has taken the UNEP’s online course ‘Marine Litter’, and a course from the BirdLab at Cornell University ‘Nature Journaling and Field Sketching’. She is not afraid of the unknown, she’s changed careers 3 times, lived in 6 different cities in Canada and moved to France in 2000 where she learned to speak French at age 43. She has a social media presence (blog, instagram, FB) where she posts about Endocrine Disrupters, equality for women and how to live with less plastic. She enjoys sharing the various ways she avoids plastic in her home (DIY cosmetics, recycled cloth produce bags, tissue holders, etc.)

She currently volunteers for her local foodbank. Last fall, she helped a local fishing club with their garbage clean-up by feeding the results into a brand audit for ‘Breakfreefromplastic’. In Canada she voluteered for a grey whale research group (CERF), lead a community group for the City of Coquitlam at their Salmon Hatchery and volunteered for an environmental youth group (Lifeboat Flotilla).

Stacey’s not a spring chicken at 63, but she is excited and extremely proud to be part of the crew. She’s looking forward to her next metamorphosis.

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Isabelle Keipert

Isabelle Keipert

France

Executive Assistant

She spends her life on both sides of the Rhine river: on the one hand, she works at a University Hospital in France and on the other hand, she has been living in Germany for over 20 years.
Having already co-founded 2 non-profit associations dedicated to humans, now, she would like to learn more about ecology and the impact of plastic/toxic pollution through this beautiful all-women adventure-of-a-lifetime. So that, once back in Europe, she can be in a better position to have a real impact on possible solutions to reduce pollution and raise awareness within the community.

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Rachel Lucas

Rachel Lucas

France

Filmmaker

Rachel is the filmmaker, who is based in Paris. She produces content like short documentaries, video clip or wedding films.She is a part of Belles Choses association, who promotes young artists.

She always have been drawn to the ocean and could watch it for hours. She became more and more aware of the plastic issues from several documentaries and readings.

Outside of work, she enjoys horse riding, climbing and wakeboarding. She is really excited to be part of the gigantic adventure!

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Geraldine Le Roux

Geraldine Le Roux

France

Anthropologist

Senior Lecturer at University of Western Brittany (France) and Adjunct Researcher at James Cook University (Australia), Géraldine Le Roux teaches anthropology and art history to students from the age of 17 to 71. As an anthropologist, she is specialised on art, marine pollution and indigenous sovereignty. She has conducted many fieldwork in Australia and in the Pacific since 2005. Passionnated, she also works as a freelance curator, showcasing in France and Europe emerging artists from Pacific countries. She is currently editing a book on the artistic and semi-industrial recycling process of ghost nets.

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Imogen Campbell-Gray

Imogen Campbell-Gray

France

Hazardous Waste Management

Raised on the shores of the Mediterrannean and sailing every summer IMOGEN has a wealth of experience in the environmental industry that extends to many worldwide locations. She has relentlessly pursued a career related to waste minimisation and site remediation of hazardous chemicals and other pollutants mainly in Africa and the Middle East. She has a keen interest and involvement in protecting and improving the environment as well as enforcing security for the people that live in proximity to contaminated or high-risk sites.

She is an MSc student in environmental toxicology and pollution control focusing on the behaviour of contaminants in water, air and soil and the evolving legislative controls on environmental contaminants.

 

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Claire Marsauche

Claire Marsauche

France

Illustrator

Grown in the french countryside, raised by an organic winemaker and single mom, Claire is both passionate about environmental issues and women empowerment.


Illustrator, graphic designer, traveller, and master of sociology, she first heard of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch during her master degree of environmental sociology in Lisbon. As an artist, she is fascinated by the variety and the beauty of marine creatures, from the tiny plankton to the majestic whale.

She hopes to raise awareness about plastic pollution and why oceans are so important for our survival as a species through her art.

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Nathalie Moreau

Nathalie Moreau

France

Account Director

Nathalie Moreau arrived in the United Kingdom in her early twenties, having traveled from Europe without speaking any English. She was part of University exchange project Erasmus and settled in Cambridge. Nathalie quickly developed her English language skills and built a truly European social network. Whilst Erasmus was only temporary, she opted to settle in the United Kingdom permanently after meeting husband-to-be Paul.

Having finished her studies with a BA hons in Philosophy, she began a successful corporate career in the private sector in various roles ranging from marketing to strategic account management. At the same time, she built a family and brought up two boys who are now into early adulthood.

As a student for the University of Brussels, Nathalie enjoyed sailing various boats such as Lasers, Hobbie Cats and Darts inland and on shore. In the UK she briefly owned a boat and had to give it up with motherhood. Only 3 years ago was she able to enjoy sailing again, this time on Fireball. This reignited the passion … and more was soon to follow….

Nathalie has always supported wildlife and environmental charities and is now taking a new challenge to actively take part in the plastics-in-oceans cause. Joining eXXpedition is a unique opportunity to combine 3 of her passions into 1: women empowerment, the future of our planet for many generations and sailing!

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