JANUARY 2021 SPEAKER – ALEX ROSE

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FROM CUBA TO THE CORAL TRIANGLE: EXPLORATION WITH A PURPOSE

With Ocean Geographic Magazine Science Editor ALEX ROSE

Traveling is an incredible experience, and one that is made even better when we can come away from it having made a
positive impact on the world. As the science editor for Ocean Geographic magazine and the project manager on our expeditions,
I have the privilege of visiting places and telling stories that have the potential to change people’s minds and perspectives.

This presentation will delve into these experiences and touch on how we can all make our travel experiences, no matter their scale, more impactful.

Alex Rose is the Science Editor for Ocean Geographic Magazine, and the Managing Editor for Ocean Geographic Explorers. In her six years there, more than fifty of her titles have been published both in print and online. Additionally, she has been published in Alert Diver, Sea Technology Magazine, Womanscape, and has contributed text to three books. Rose has served as the Project Manager on several expeditions including two – one to the High Arctic and the other to Clipperton Atoll – that were granted Explorers Club flags. As a vocal ocean advocate, she has given more than thirty public presentations in the last year on a variety of topics ranging from purposeful exploration and plastic pollution, to climate change and the ethics of underwater photography.

Rose is also a professional photographer, accomplished violinist, Explorers Club Fellow, and PADI Divemaster. In the last year, she placed in five international underwater photography competitions including taking second in the UN World Ocean Day Photo Competition, first in the Beneath the Sea Imaging Awards, and Grand Prize in the National Wildlife Photo Contest. She founded a membership-based ocean conservation company, Blue Ring, at the beginning of 2017 in an effort to create a new method of ocean conservation accessible to and inclusive of everyone, and has since raised $20,000 to support the work of marine conservation nonprofits. Rose is also a co-founder of Wave Film Fest, a Chicago-based video celebration of our world’s waters that saw its inaugural event this year, and is the Secretary of Deep Hope, a nonprofit founded by Dr. Sylvia Earle to build citizen submarines.

Alex’s driving goal is to find ways to protect our planet’s precious marine habitats through diving, writing, photography, education, and research.

Websites: www.ogsociety.org & www.bluering.blue
Instagram: @noblue.nogreen & @blueringinc