THE I AM WATER GLOBAL BOARD

Scattered around the globe, we are honoured to call these changemakers our I AM WATER Global Family

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SILVIA BASTANTE
DE UNVERHAU

PHILANTHROPY EXPERT & MANAGING DIRECTOR CO-IMPACT

Silvia is a global philanthropy expert and senior advisor, with close to 20 years of experience working across the business, non-profit, international development and government sectors.

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JENIFER WILLIG

SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR & FOUNDER OF THE MOTIVE

Jenifer specializes in business strategy, marketing and communications with a focus on creating, developing and helping grow companies and social enterprises around a range of social issues. Jenifer co-founded Motive, a social innovation company that works with organizations to model social impact into their business. Clients include: Morgan Stanley, Getty Images, Gap Inc., Old Navy, Friends of the Global Fight, and NYSE.

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NICK BOTT

NEUROSCIENTIST & WILDERNESS THOUGHT LEADER

Nick is a clinical psychologist and neuropsychologist who researches and designs for innovation in the assessment of cognition and emotion, healthy cognitive aging and high-value care delivery. At Stanford University, he serves as a research scientist at the Clinical Excellence Research Center (CERC). In addition to publishing his research in top-tier journals, his work has been featured in The New York Times, National Public Radio, and U.S. News and World Report.  With an interest in the effect wilderness has on humans, Nick is assisting the I AM WATER team in measuring the deep impact ocean experiences has on youth from challenging backgrounds and limited nature exposure.

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GREG LONG

BIG WAVE SURFER

With over 20 years of riding some of the worlds biggest waves and receiving acclaim for his skill and courage (XXL Global Big Wave Awards including Biggest Wave, Ride of the Year and Performer of the Year, Adventurer of the Year to name a few) Greg is now focusing his time and energy on raising awareness for the plight of the ocean he loves. Partnering with brands committed to ocean conservation and sharing his personal story, Greg is lending his voice to the outcry about the state of our planet.

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LAUREN DE VOS

SCIENTIFIC ADVISOR & CONTENT CREATOR

“How do you make people fall in love with fish?” A deep reverence for wilderness drives her to find conservation solutions. Lauren has a background in understanding issues of human/wildlife conflict, as well as savanna ecology through the Organisation for Tropical Studies. 

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JESMANE BOGGENPOEL

AUTHOR

Jesmane is an experienced business executive and a former Head of Business Engagement for Africa at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland. She has served on the boards of various South African and international organizations. She is a Chartered Accountant (South Africa)  and holds a Master’s degree from Harvard University’s JFK School of Government. Jesmane was honoured as a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum and is a Harvard Mason fellow.