Juliana: 1st Costa Rican on eXXpedition!

My name is Juliana, I was born and raised in Costa Rica, a small but a very biodiverse country. I’ve inevitably been in very close interaction with the ocean and this has deeply influenced my personal and professional life. As a professional in the field of design and creativity, diver and conservationist, I’ve oriented my life to positively influence human behaviour for the conservation and sustainable use of our oceans.

We are currently going through a global environmental crisis; 8 million tonnes of plastic waste find their way into the ocean each year (Dr Jenna Jambeck) and only 9% of plastic waste being recycled globally. But thankfully there are people working together to change this reality.

I was given the opportunity to be part of that challenge by being the first Costa Rican to join eXXpedition’s first Round the World 2019-2021 voyage! My goal is to support Costa Rica’s national mission to be single-use plastic free by 2021, by using the knowledge gained through exxpedition into the creation of awareness-raising materials, interactive campaigns, and/or artistic pieces in order to reduce our plastic footprint and inspire others.

I believe that by uniting creativity with ocean conservation and science, we can shift perceptions and instigate positive change.

To make the expedition possible, each crew member must contribute to the cost of the voyage, travel, insurance and accommodation. Any donations would be greatly appreciated.

What’s in for you?

First of all, I will be forever grateful for your help and as a way to show you I will be creating several Thank you Packages inspired on the voyage and everything learnt during the trip.


If you love the idea but don’t have the means to donate then please share this campaign widely so that others can help, it will be equally valuable :) 

I will be releasing updates of the voyage on my website blog , and social media (Facebook and Instagram ). Follow me!

*Jonathan Baines is my partner based in a gofundme supported country

About eXXpedition:
eXXpedition’s mission is to assemble multidisciplinary all-female crews for sailing expeditions in locations around the world to conduct citizen science, complete local outreach and explore solutions to ocean plastic.

Here’s a short interview with Emily Penn, co-founder of eXXpedition, on the Round the World Voyage 2019-2021:

You can find out more about the history of eXXpedition, why they are focused on women, plastics and toxics on their website .

Organizer and beneficiary

Juliana Corrales
Jonathan Baines

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