SeaLegacy President & Co-Founder Ambassador for UN SDG14 National Geographic Photographer
It began in lockdown over a virtual meeting, when the Ocean Born Foundation was still just a project. Cristina listened to our vision of how we wanted to contribute to the plight of the ocean, gave us advice, and encouraged us to give it a shot.
The following year Cristina invited Ocean Beer to be a part of SeaLegacy’s Good Ocean community, which is composed of passionate and proactive business owners unified by an ability and commitment to disrupt the retail industry and make steps towards systemic change in our consumer culture. One year later our relationship had deepened, and Cristina joined our Ocean Born family by becoming a patron.
Cristina’s journey has been magnanimous. Born in Mexico City, Cristina’s inimitable body of work over the last 25 years includes being an award-winning photographer, marine biologist and conservationist. She graduated from the ITESM University with a degree in Biochemical Engineering in Marine Sciences and attended the Fine Art Photography program at the Corcoran College for the Arts in Washington, D.C. She founded the prestigious International League of Conservation Photographers to provide a platform for photographers working on environmental issues, and also founded SeaLegacy, a non-profit dedicated to protecting the ocean.
Cristina’s relentless commitment stretches beyond being a patron for the Ocean Born Foundation. She is UN Ambassador to SDG 14 “Life under water”, a member of the World Photographic Academy and is a Sony Artisan of Imagery. Furthermore, Cristina was recognised as one of the World’s top 40 Most Influential Outdoor Photographers by Outdoor Magazine and was named one of National Geographic’s 2018 Adventurers of the Year.