Meet the founder of Sharks4kids
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Jillian Morris is one of these ocean enthusiasts that share an epic love story with the water: from love at first sight to happily ever after. The second you see her you can tell she is a kind, inspiring and luminous person. Growing up in a small town near a lake in Maine, US, she spent a lot of time snorkelling and cultivating a curiosity for marine biology. Aged eight, she sees her first shark and thinks “This is it! I want to be in the ocean, I want to learn more, I want to study them”. Later, she will study marine biology and shark conservation, become a certified scuba instructor and work as an underwater photographer and videographer. Presently, she lives with her husband in Bimini, Bahamas with “sharks in our backyard”. She is the founder and president of Sharks4Kids, an organisation that provides free shark education resources and materials to foster a new generation of ocean advocates. Sharks4Kids’ webinars and online classes have reached over 128, 000 children all over the world and a month ago they published their second book “Shark Super Powers” at Uclan Publishing.
Zoe Winck is the communications volunteer for Women4oceans. With a degree in Politics, they are passionate about sustainability transitions and always on the look out for the best thrift spot.