Jennifer Hayes is an aquatic biologist and a contributing photographer, author and speaker for National Geographic Partners documenting tropical, temperate and polar ecosystems.
Jennifer’s passion for the study and conservation of sharks and sturgeons lead to graduate degrees in zoology and marine biology. Jennifer is an award-winning photographer, author of numerous publications and books on marine environments and recipient of the SUNY Presidential Award for Environmental Education. Her work has been featured on CNN, ABC Good Morning America, Nat Geo Wild, Nat Geo Channel and the Disney Channel. She is a trustee of the Shark Research Institute, Explorer Club Fellow, Contributing Editor for Ocean Geographic Magazine and Principal for Elysium Artists for Antarctic, Arctic and Coral Triangle Expeditions. She is a passionate advocate for collaboration and Next Generation Ocean.