Our SEA LIFE Trust Ambassadors make up a very important part of our team, helping to spread the word about protecting our oceans and how supporters can help us with our mission.
From marine experts to wide-reaching influencers who are campaigning for ocean life, you can meet them right here.
Sarah combines a scientific background with the campaigning zeal of a journalist to sound a wake-up call to all on the urgent need to preserve our planet and wildlife.
Sarah splits her time documenting the work of small conservation organisations and projects in remote locations around the world and finding creative ways to connect children, adults and brands to the environmental issues these wild places face.
She is passionate about sharing knowledge and highlighting positive solutions, on both a local and a global scale. Sarah holds a first class biological science degree in Animal Behaviour, with over ten years of experience working in the field alongside dangerous wildlife species, including sharks and grizzly bears.
Author of: Somebody Swallowed Stanley, Somebody Crunched Colin & Somebody Woke Wilson (Scholastic books).
Jena is a highly successful international fashion model and currently on the books with Europe’s leading modelling agency, Models 1.
Having grown up in Cornwall, not from the Cornish Seal Sanctuary, Jena has always had a natural affinity with the ocean. She is a qualified scuba diver and is deeply passionate about what she can do to positively contribute to ocean conservation.
During the Covid lockdown, Jena started studying ocean conservation and continues her online studies to this day. She became an Ambassador for the SEA LIFE Trust in 2022, and has visited the Beluga Whale Sanctuary in Iceland where she shot a story for Vogue Magazine about the story of Little Grey and Little White. Her feature in Vogue helped raise awareness for the Sanctuary and you can read it here.
Andy is a professional cave diver, freediver, underwater explorer, stuntman, film-maker, writer and TV presenter.
To date he has presented 21 television series for BBC1, BBC2, Children’s BBC, Discovery US and History, written hundreds of articles for magazines like FHM, Men’s Fitness, ScubaDiver, Climber and Skydive and newspapers including The Mail on Sunday and The Telegraph. He has also published a book- ‘Extreme Adventures’ and performed stunts on famous movies, including James Bond ‘No Time To Die’.
After completing a degree in Zoology and Ecology Andy spent 10 years in the British Forces as a Diver, Paratrooper and Bomb Disposal Officer, including a stint with the High Risk Search Team of the Maritime Counter Terrorism Unit and deployed on operations in Bosnia, Kosovo, Northern Ireland, Iraq and Afghanistan.
Andy is an accomplished and respected underwater explorer with a high level of skill and experience in deep, technical and cave diving which has taken him all over the globe. He is also a professional skydiver performing a High Altitude jump from 28,000ft for a science project filmed by the BBC and racing a Peregrine Falcon, the fastest animal on Earth, in free-fall. He has represented Team GB in Speed Skydiving since 2016. Andy is also a professionally qualified climber and mountaineering instructor, and sea-kayak-guide with a Masters in Archaeology.
Growing up in the Highlands of Scotland he has always loved the outdoors and especially the realms which lay beneath the surface. His background in zoology and diving have combined to give him a love of aquatic wildlife, having dived with whales, sharks, seals, turtles and more, and a strong desire to see the underwater world protected.
Issa started playing Indoor Volleyball for his home club, Richmond Volleyball Club, London, and progressed through to the England junior Indoor National Team and on to a full time volleyball academy in Bournemouth, UK. From there, he moved into Beach Volleyball, winning the Junior British Beach Volleyball Championships in his first year on the beach and shortly after captured the Senior British Beach Volleyball Championships, all before the age of 22.
After taking a degree at university, Issa went full time with beach volleyball in 2017 and along with his partner Freddie Bialokoz, their big goal are the 2023 World Championships in Mexico and the 2024 Paris Olympic Games, not forgetting the Los Angeles Olympic Games in 2028!
As a Champion for EcoAthletes, Issa is passionate about climate change, an Ambassador for both #BigPlasticPledge and Prevented Ocean Plastic. A true Equality & Sustainability Advocate; Prevented Ocean Plastic Ambassador & Sports For Champions Youth Mentor.