Project Educator and Spokesperson

MEHGAN HEANEY-GRIERMehgan is an accomplished science communicator, conservationist, model, and television personality.  Her background and expertise in freediving, ocean stewardship and conservation, outreach, and on-camera media work and production will be a critical and valuable project resource.  She has worked professionally underwater for more than 20 years as an athlete, model, stunt diver, expedition leader, and marine educator.

In 1996, she established the first U.S. freedive record for both men and women in the constant weight category.  Mehgan is one of the original inductees into the Women Diver’s Hall of Fame and holds a degree with highest honors in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and Anthropology. As an avid conservationist Mehgan is positioned and dedicated to raising awareness and is working to inspire and empower the next generation of ocean stewards to help tackle the critical issues facing our oceans today.