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Steve Gaines

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Steve holds a PhD from Oregon State University. He has been awarded a Pew Fellowship, the inaugural Marc Hirshman Award for excellence in student mentoring, a fellow of the American Association for Advancement of Science, and the Peter Benchley Prize for Ocean Science.

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Jackson Gillies

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Jackson Gillies is an 18-year-old student at Santa Barbara City College whose life took a major turn when he won Santa Barbara’s Teen Star USA crown in 2016. Since then he has performed at the Concert to End Gun Violence Across America with Kenny Loggins and opened for Jim Messina at the William Sansum Diabetes Center fundraiser, among many other noteworthy appearances.

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William Rodriguez

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Ending stigma, saving lives! William Rodriguez, MSW, was inspired to dedicate his life to helping Veterans and all of those affected by trauma after serving in the US Army from 2000-2006. During this time, he participated in three combat deployments in the Middle East as a reconnaissance squad leader with both the 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment and the 101st Airborne …

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Charles Vinick

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No whale should have to live in a concrete tank. A member of the Whale Sanctuary Project Board of Directors since mid-2016, Charles is no stranger to ambitious, visionary, ocean-related projects, Working closely with Jean-Michel and Jacques Cousteau for a quarter of a century, Charles helped the ocean explorers develop multiple initiatives. As an adviser to and cofounder of the …