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.
United States of America
Taylor is an avid scuba diver, paddler, sailor, and all-around ocean lover with a passion for conservation and science communication. She is currently based in Washington DC and leads the Plastics Initiative at the National Geographic Society, which includes conducting ‘Sea to Source’ expeditions to better understand plastic flow, composition, and load in river systems.
Taylor was born in the US, raised in the UK, and has been lucky to be able to work on ocean science and conservation around the world, including Australia, the Caribbean, South Asia, and the South Pacific. Taylor has a BA in Environmental Science with a focus on Marine Ecology from the University of Virginia and a Masters in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego.
Environmental and Safety Engineer
Tünde is an environmental process engineer and a safety engineer, interested in environmental sciences. She considers herself a global citizen, she is from Hungary but living in Austria, and is a mother of 2 kids. Tünde is passionate about protecting our beautiful planet and creating a sustainable world. She would like to use her enthusiasm and skills to explore the impact of plastic pollution, and to communicate and educate findings to different generations, to help everyone understand better how we can live a sustainable life.
Business Owner / Management Consultant
Susanna is Management Consultant and Executive Coach with over 20 years of experience, working primarily in the manufacturing sector. Many of her clients are Polymer Processors and she is keen to use her experience on eXXpedition / Leg 16 to help inform upstream solutions to reduce the level of plastic content, packaging and improve the closed loop recycling practices.
Susanna has had a lifelong interest in marine life & biology and environmental sciences. Although she has limited offshore sailing experience, she is looking forward to exploring the Indian Ocean Gyre and using her first-hand experience to influence her professional and personal network to find solutions to make the world as plastic free as possible.
Susanna wishes to thank all her personal friends who supported her so generously on her crowd funding page and her Consulting Colleagues at Syngroup GmbH for sponsoring her on this journey!
Winnie is a marine biologist with a PhD in plastic pollution. She completed her doctoral studies at the Scottish Association for Marine Science where she researched the prevalence and historic
occurrence of microplastic pollution in the deep sea ecosystem. Her expert knowledge in this area has led her to attend meetings at UK and European parliament. Winnie is also passionate about
communicating science to the public and supporting women in science.
She joined the eXXpedition team in 2019 as Lead Scientist for the Round the World mission. Winnie is based at the University of Plymouth, and is responsible for the design and delivery of the science program, which aims to address fundamental knowledge gaps in our understanding of marine plastics.
Winnie will be Mission Leader for Round the World voyages: Azores to Antiqua; Panama to Galapagos; Galapagos to Easter Island and; Perth to Mauritius.