Creator of Marine Debris Tracker; College of Engineering at the University of Georgia (UGA)
Dr. Jenna Jambeck is an Associate Professor in the College of Engineering at the University of Georgia (UGA). She has been conducting research on solid waste issues for 20 years with related projects on marine debris since 2001. She also specializes in global waste management issues and plastic contamination. Her work on plastic waste inputs into the ocean published in Science was widely publicized, and she has spoken at events for the Global Ocean Commission, Our Ocean Conference, testified to U.S. Congress, and is on an advisory panel for the UNEP Global Partnership on Marine Litter. In November 2014 she sailed across the Atlantic Ocean with 13 other women in eXXpedition to sample land and open ocean plastic and encourage women to enter STEM disciplines. She co-developer of the mobile app Marine Debris Tracker, a tool that continues to facilitate a growing global citizen science initiative. The app has documented the location of over one million litter and marine debris items removed from our environment throughout the world.
More on Dr. Jambeck and her projects can be found here: http://jambeck.engr.uga.edu/. Follow her work on Twitter @JambeckResearch, @DebrisTracker or Facebook https://www.facebook.com/jenna.jambeck, https://www.facebook.com/MarineDebrisTracker.