Eugenia Mendez from Mexico
Hola! My name is Eugenia Mendez and I was born in Los cabos, Mexico but spent half of my life living in the the Caribbean side, Playa del Carmen. I love adventure and currently live on a boat, I am passionate about the ocean and have always had a lot of respect for it. Since I was young my parents taught me to take care of my environment and encouraged my love for nature. I am always trying to be involved with my community and this is why I am so happy to be part of Children for the oceans. I am 18 years old and working hand in hand with nature has become part of my lifestyle, I have big hopes for the Earth and I truly believe that people working together can change the world.
Joe Ribbins from Cayman Islands
My name is Joe Ribbins, I am 18 years old and I was born in a small fishing village on the west Ireland called Rosses Point in Sligo. At the age of one month I moved to the Cayman Islands and lived there ever since. I have spent my whole life on the water, from a young age I was fishing, swimming and surfing. Right now, I am sailing the world on a tall ship, living one the water. When you are with the ocean so much you see the true affects the pollution has on it and I want to do my part to stop it. The ocean is my home and I want to keep!
Marsella Johnson from San Francisco
My name is Marsella Johnson, and I am an American 15-year-old girl living in San Francisco, California. I sing at local farmer’s markets with my Dad and his band and raise money that I donate to Save the Bay, a San Francisco non-profit organization dedicated to the education, conservation, and restoration of the San Francisco Bay. I was recently given the opportunity to be featured in their “Courageous Young Women” campaign that helped spread the mission of Save The Bay. My love and respect for the ocean began at a very early age whenI first experienced the waters in Southern California. I recently obtained my Open-Water PADI scubacertification and hope to fulfill a lifelong dream of diving in the Great Barrier Reef. In the future, I wish to study underwater archaeology and will always continue to help our oceans.
Charlotte Seal from London
My name is Charlotte Seal, the UK ambassador for Children for the Oceans, and I attend Latymer Upper School in London. I have been fascinated by the Ocean, and the detrimental effects, we as humans are having on it, ever since I discovered my house could be underwater within 20 years. Not only was I shocked by this fact, but also that it was caused by us, and that it could be stopped. Even more importantly, that I, nor any of my friends, had not heard about this earlier. That is why I decided to join Children for the Oceans.
Besides Children for the Oceans, I am a member of my borough’s Youth Council, the founder and chairman of my school’s politics club and a member of Round Square (an international student community). In addition, I am a tutor and mentor for younger children, inside and outside school.
By joining Children of the Ocean I want to really make a difference and encourage others to do the same.