Amber Jackson, Co-Founder
Amber is an oceanographer, environmental scientist and entrepreneur. She has a B.A. in Marine Science from UC Berkeley and a M.A.S in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation from Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Her expertise is unique, using technology to facilitate to intersection of science and communication. A former Ocean Curator at Google in partnership with the Sylvia Earle Alliance, she engineered and launched intelligent layers in Google Maps that distill and relate complex concepts in ocean science for a variety of audiences.
Ms. Jackson has extensive experience as an project manager specializing in ecological impact assessments, marine biological monitoring and habitat restoration through the Rigs to Reefs program. She is certified by Scripps Institution of Oceanography as an AAUS scientific diver.
Emily Callahan, Co-Founder
Emily is a marine conservation biologist, oil and gas consultant and explorer. She has a B.A. in Environmental Science and an M.A.S degree in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation from Scripps Institution of Oceanography. She has conducted both international and domestic environmental impact assessments for governmental agencies and private sector clients, her key industry of expertise is in offshore oil and gas development and decommissioning.
Ms. Callahan has worked as a field technician on the BP 252 Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico. This is where she witnessed first hand the destruction and devastation wrought by an oil spill. However, it is also where she learned of a unique silver lining to the reality of offshore oil and gas development, the Rigs to Reefs program. She is a PADI certified Dive Master and an AAUS Scientific Diver.
Claire Gonzales, Marine Scientist
Claire is a marine ecologist, conservationist and PADI Divemaster. She received her B.S. in Biology from Duke University and has extensive fieldwork experience in the United States Virgin Islands, Turks and Caicos Islands, Puerto Rico, and along the California coast.
Ms. Gonzales is experienced in data management and project design, focusing on the relationship between humans and the marine environment.
As a Marine Scientist at Blue Latitudes, Ms. Gonzales’s work is concentrated on project design, data management and statistical analysis. Her work is currently centered on the relationship between humans and the marine environment, through the lens of the Rigs to Reefs program.