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Irina Maria Peterson

Irina Maria Peterson

Monaco

Business Owner

Irina Maria Peterson is the “Ocean Amazon” – a passionate sailor and nature lover. She is co-founder and CEO of “Broth By Design” (www.brothbydesign), a successful nutritional supplements women founded business in United States, dedicated to making wellbeing and quality nutrition available to everyone.

Via her Ocean Amazon platform, Irina Maria Peterson raises awareness of the fragility of our marine life, the oceans role in regulating climate and therefore the impact on our lives. Another goal is to inspire women to love and navigate the oceans, having an important presence in the sailing world and pivotal role as global agents of change.

Irina will be the only representative of the Principality of Monaco on-board eXXpedition voyages and she is extremely proud and honoured by the support of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation.

Irina is an ambassador of eXXpedition, Passion Sea and Oceano Scientific Research.

Her love for the oceans was ignited in childhood, when she discovered Jacques-Yves Cousteau’s documentaries. Despite a tiny black and white TV at home, she was mesmerized by the underwater “Silent World”. The legendary explorer became an inspiration and growing up, Irina went on to dive and sail in many diverse places and her love for the ocean grew immensely! And for this gift, Irina will be forever grateful and it is now time to pay it forward!

Irina hopes that her Ocean Amazon documentary will be able to inspire younger generations to love and protect our oceans and the environment in general.

Here is the way Irina describes herself and her motivation “I am an imperfect human, an imperfect activist. But I am learning and I am promising that I’m going to continue to try my best! I truly believe that what the world needs right now is not a handful of perfect people being the perfect solution! We need 7.5 billion people, imperfect like me and you, willing to try our best each day: when we can, how we can, where we can and in all the ways we can to take more responsibility for our actions that impact the environment.”

Irina wishes to thank from all her heart to each one of you who made her journey possible and to her partners:
– Prince Albert II Monaco Foundation

– Yacht Club of Monaco

– Monaco Impact

– Gustavia Yacht Club

– Broth By Design

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Stav Friedman

Stav Friedman

Romania

Sustainability Strategist

A world-traveller from birth, Stav fell in love with sea turtles while volunteering in Costa Rica in 2008. She went on to obtain a degree in marine biology and pursue a wide variety of work surrounding endangered species protection, plastic pollution management and environmental education.

In 2018, after working with rural fishing communities in the Philippines for a year, Stav moved to Israel and started Plastic Free Israel: a grassroots movement harnessing the power of social media to educate, motivate and inspire others to act against plastic pollution. Later that year, she moved to London to pursue a Master’s in Climate Change, and began her (ongoing) research in atmospheric microplastic pollution.

Stav has always been an avid writer, blogging about her travels and using poetry and spoken word as an outlet for communicating difficult environmental issues. She hopes to keep

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Daniela Untescu

Daniela Untescu

Romania

Engineer by Degree, Human Resources Specialist by Vocation

Daniela graduated from the Polytechnic University in Bucharest, Romania, with a degree in hydro power plant engineering. She is now retired, after 25 years of working for a big corporation in Human Resources. Spends her time between Bucharest and London (where she’s lived and worked for ten years), when not travelling, sailing or volunteering around the world.