501(c)(3) United States based charity
Angels around the world are working together to bring about change. A non-profit in the US, the following individuals help to run the organization.
Jaclyn GerakiosEducational Coordinator
Jaclyn is an avid ocean and shark lover. She has a Bachelor’s degree from Ohio University in marine biology and a Master’s degree from Nova Southeastern University in Environmental Education. Jaclyn currently works in Florida as a science teacher and as a divemaster at the Florida Aquarium. Jaclyn is very passionate about sharks and protecting our oceans. Jaclyn started and developed a Shark Angels club at her school, where her students work to raise awareness about shark conservation. Her club traveled to the Florida state capital this past year to advocate for the shark fin bill in Florida. She also volunteers her time on the board of directors for the Florida Marine Science Educators Association and on a local sea turtle patrol.
Jennifer ZabawaCampaigns and Outreach
Jennifer has 15 years of experience in Film and Television production working on dramatic and factual projects. She recently spent 3 years as Rob Stewart’s Assistant Producer, taking on multiple roles on the award winning documentaryRevolution (2013).A believer in passion-projects, she spearheaded conservation initiatives sparked by Stewart’s debut film Sharkwater, helping to launch his non-profit organization, United Conservationists and the Fin Free grassroots movement which has helped pass legislation against shark finning worldwide.After graduating from Sheridan College In 1998, Jennifer began her career at a full service production facility, wearing many hats and finding her knack for coordination and problem solving. She’s dedicated her time to a variety of independent productions and has worked with some of today’s leading talent on all genres of feature films. Currently, Jennifer teamed up with activist and filmmaker Emily Hunter to produce “Activist 2.0”, a ground-breaking documentary series and interactive project. She continues her conservation efforts with the innovative SharkAngels, developing new programs to engage people in shark conservation.
Jodi LeaferFundraising and Events
Jodi is a professional in the Global Logistics, Trade Compliance Industry. For over 25 years she has implemented and initiated Global Trade Programs for the Healthcare, Footwear, Apparel and Laser industries. Her unique sense of curiosity and dedication to looking to the future have helped her excel in her role as an advocate and liaison between government agencies and the Ports of International Trade. Jodi is a member of numerous Trade and Supply Chain Organizations, and since moving to Florida in 2003, sat on the board of the “Sex and the City, Jax” , a women’s networking, and fundraising group. Jodi’s uses her energy and passion to help with fundraising activities and awareness for charities such as Shark Angels, Progeria research Foundation, Children’s Hospital, Boston and the JDRF.
Tiff LiuSocial Media Coordinator
Tiff Liu is someone who's mind never leaves the ocean. Even though she's only been diving for a little less than two years, you can rarely have a conversation with her without touching on the subject of diving. Being a diver, sharks were naturally one of the most exciting things that she thought she would be able to see underwater; but it wasn't until she dove in the waters of Malapascua, Philippines that she learned the beauty and grace of thresher sharks and developed a new found love for sharks. There's nothing she wants more than to be with the animals she loves in the environment that they thrive in. In the meantime, you can find Tiff working full time in advertising in New York City constantly dreaming about her next encounter with a shark.
Alisa SchwartzSocial Media Coordinator
Shark Angels Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgTwitter: sharkangelsFacebook: Shark Angels Tel: +1 917 546 6618
501(c)(3) US Based Charity
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