JD Whitman

As an artist, scuba diver, and ocean advocate, she is driven to produce work that positively educates viewers on anthropogenic threats afflicting the ocean and global marine ecosystems. Conducting research in both the United States and Ireland, JD investigates how art and science can be combined to confront ecophobia in environmental education. She believes a certain union of interactive art and marine science can generate responsible citizens who consider themselves stewards of the environment, aiding in the creation of a global environmental intelligence.