Jennifer comes to Trees to Seas with 11 years of dive experience; certified for open water, Rescue Diver, and Master Diver by Liv Wheeler, the co-founder of Trees to Seas. Jennifer has been incredibly fortunate to dive around the world, witnessing the diverse ecosystems of Hawaiʻi, Belize, Raja Ampat, Sulawesi, Great Barrier Reef, Thailand, Galapagos, and New Zealand. Diving these locations also brings into focus the sharp reality of human impacts on our oceans through climate change, plastic production, dumping, and harmful fishing practices. Jennifer is committed to a lifetime of continued advocacy for ocean and waterway health and education on the negative impacts of trash to our oceans and all bodies of water. Jennifer hopes to achieve these education goals through scuba reef-cleanups, inland channel cleanups, and her work as a waste reduction coordinator with Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation teaching students, schools, and communities the importance of creating less waste to preserve our pristine spaces. Jennifer is also actively involved in Honolulu county and Hawaiʻi state policy to address waste reduction, climate change, and ocean health. She was a core member of the team responsible for passing Bill 40 in Honolulu; the most impactful restriction on disposable plastic food and service ware in the country, and serves on the advisory committee on implementation and enforcement.