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Christine Figgener

Marine Conservation Biologist & Ocean Advocate, "The Sea Turtle Biologist"

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Christine Figgener Biography

Christine Figgener is a marine conservation biologist and ocean advocate who is passionate about conserving marine turtles, fighting plastic pollution, and empowering women in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). These passions are united by her vision to create positive change in the world by eliminating unnecessary plastic. Figgener’s role as the Footprint Foundation director of science and education is to increase awareness and knowledge about how each one of us can help eliminate plastic waste from the environment and food chain by making easy, everyday changes. Collective consumer choices have incredible power to create change, and that change starts with our individual choices.

Figgener works with key partners, including non-governmental organizations, educational institutions and sustainable brands to spread awareness about the power of consumer choice at events and conferences. She is also bringing this awareness inside classrooms to instill the knowledge of personal choice on the next generation of consumers, scientists and changemakers.

For over 15 years, Figgener has worked across the globe, applying her research to the conservation of marine turtles, whales, dolphins, and porpoises. She was thrust into the international spotlight in 2015 when she vividly captured the threat that plastic poses to animals on video when her research team in Costa Rica removed a plastic straw from a marine turtle’s nose. This video quickly went viral and was one of the leading catalysts for the global anti-straw movement. As a result, global businesses, including Starbucks, Disney, and Alaska Airlines, soon removed plastic straws from their product offerings. While impactful, straws are just the beginning of how eliminating plastics can positively impact the oceanic and terrestrial environments.

In 2018, Figgener was named a Next Generation Leader by TIME Magazine for her outreach work. Her research and advocacy efforts have also been featured in BBC and National Geographic documentaries. She is actively involved in sea turtle conservation efforts through her non-profit organization, Costa Rican Alliance for Sea Turtle Conservation & Science, whose mission is to strengthen grassroots sea turtle conservation efforts by developing projects and training and empowering local conservationists and scientists. Figgener holds a Ph.D. from Texas A&M University’s Marine Biology ID Graduate Program.

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  • How do I book Christine Figgener to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Christine Figgener for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Christine Figgener, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Christine Figgener or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Christine Figgener

    Speaking fees for Christine Figgener, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Christine Figgener are available upon request for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Christine Figgener, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Christine Figgener speak about?

    Christine Figgener is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Animals & Wildlife, Conservation, Earth Day, Education, Empowerment, Environment, Personal Growth, Science and Technology, STEM.
  • Where does Christine Figgener travel from?

    Christine Figgener generally travels from Costa Rica, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Christine Figgener’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Christine Figgener for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Christine Figgener for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Christine Figgener or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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Marine Conservation Biologist & Ocean Advocate, "The Sea Turtle Biologist"

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Christine Figgener Biography

Christine Figgener is a marine conservation biologist and ocean advocate who is passionate about conserving marine turtles, fighting plastic pollution, and empowering women in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). These passions are united by her vision to create positive change in the world by eliminating unnecessary plastic. Figgener’s role as the Footprint Foundation director of science and education is to increase awareness and knowledge about how each one of us can help eliminate plastic waste from the environment and food chain by making easy, everyday changes. Collective consumer choices have incredible power to create change, and that change starts with our individual choices.

Figgener works with key partners, including non-governmental organizations, educational institutions and sustainable brands to spread awareness about the power of consumer choice at events and conferences. She is also bringing this awareness inside classrooms to instill the knowledge of personal choice on the next generation of consumers, scientists and changemakers.

For over 15 years, Figgener has worked across the globe, applying her research to the conservation of marine turtles, whales, dolphins, and porpoises. She was thrust into the international spotlight in 2015 when she vividly captured the threat that plastic poses to animals on video when her research team in Costa Rica removed a plastic straw from a marine turtle’s nose. This video quickly went viral and was one of the leading catalysts for the global anti-straw movement. As a result, global businesses, including Starbucks, Disney, and Alaska Airlines, soon removed plastic straws from their product offerings. While impactful, straws are just the beginning of how eliminating plastics can positively impact the oceanic and terrestrial environments.

In 2018, Figgener was named a Next Generation Leader by TIME Magazine for her outreach work. Her research and advocacy efforts have also been featured in BBC and National Geographic documentaries. She is actively involved in sea turtle conservation efforts through her non-profit organization, Costa Rican Alliance for Sea Turtle Conservation & Science, whose mission is to strengthen grassroots sea turtle conservation efforts by developing projects and training and empowering local conservationists and scientists. Figgener holds a Ph.D. from Texas A&M University’s Marine Biology ID Graduate Program.

Christine Figgener Videos

  • Sounding the Alarm About Plastic's Harm with Christine Figgener
  • Sea Turtles and Straws with Christine Figgener
  • Going Viral with Marine Biologist, Christine Figgener

FAQs on booking Christine Figgener

  • How do I book Christine Figgener to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Christine Figgener for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Christine Figgener, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Christine Figgener or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Christine Figgener

    Speaking fees for Christine Figgener, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Christine Figgener are available upon request for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Christine Figgener, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Christine Figgener speak about?

    Christine Figgener is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Animals & Wildlife, Conservation, Earth Day, Education, Empowerment, Environment, Personal Growth, Science and Technology, STEM.
  • Where does Christine Figgener travel from?

    Christine Figgener generally travels from Costa Rica, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Christine Figgener’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Christine Figgener for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Christine Figgener for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Christine Figgener or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Christine Figgener is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Christine Figgener for your event is available upon request. Christine Figgener generally travels from Costa Rica and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Emma Camp, Diva Amon, Tundi Agardy, Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Dr. Tierney Thys. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Christine Figgener for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Christine Figgener Speaker Videos

  • Sounding the Alarm About Plastic's Harm with Christine Figgener
    Sea Turtles and Straws with Christine Figgener
  • Going Viral with Marine Biologist, Christine Figgener
    Christine Figgener On Plastic Straws, Her Viral Video & More
  • Sea Turtle with Straw up its Nostril - "NO" TO SINGLE-USE PLASTIC

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent and wish to request a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

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