University of Georgia, USA
Dr. Jenna Jambeck is an Associate Professor in the College of Engineering at the University of Georgia (UGA) and Director of the Center for Circular Materials Management in the New Materials Institute. She has been conducting research on solid waste issues for over 20 years with related projects on marine debris since 2001. She also specializes in global waste management issues and plastic contamination. Her work, published in Science, on plastic waste inputs into the ocean has been widely recognized by the global community and translated into policy discussions by the Global Ocean Commission, in testimony to U.S. Congress, G7, G20, and the United Nations Environment.