At the age of 29, Shaun co-founded the Plastic Bank, an enterprise that makes plastic waste a currency in developing countries to help reduce both global poverty and plastic waste. He lives by 3 actions: "Inspire Change, Create Opportunities & Strategize the S#!t out of it" that have allowed him to create a movement supported by over a million people globally.
MSc Candidate for the PEARL Lab at Queen's, Brigitte did her undergrad at Queen's University.
Based out of Toronto, Kenza is a frequent writer and editor of political and social justice issues, as well as personal development and travel. Her work has been featured in Canadian Geographic, USA Today, Queen's School of Business and many others.
Dr. Patricia Corcoran
Dr. Corcoran is a professor for the Department of Earth Sciences at Western University with a research focus on gaining on understanding of Earth's changing processes over time. A significant part of her research looks at accumulation and degradation of plastic debris near shorelines and sediments of lakes, rivers and oceans. Her work has been featured in renowned scientific journals such as Elsevier, Environmental Pollution and GSA Today.