Hannah MacDonaldYouth Council Member
Hannah MacDonald is a sophomore at Michigan State University majoring in Earth Science and minoring in Marine Ecosystem Management and Environmental Studies and Sustainability. She is a National Marine Sanctuaries Ocean for Life Alumni and has used the resources and skills that she gained at through Ocean for Life to become a steward for the environment and ocean. Hannah started a grassroots plastic pollution awareness organization in her hometown in Northern Michigan called Plastics F.L.O.A.T. (For the Love Of Alpena Today). Through Plastics F.L.O.A.T. Hannah has had the had the opportunity to educate her community at many outreach events on marine debris and the harm of single use plastics with the goal of reducing the amount of single use plastics used and creating a more knowledgeable community on plastics. Hannah’s enthusiasm with marine conservation opened the door for her to represent the youth of America at the 2015 Capitol Hill Ocean Week as a panelist on the Wave of the Future: What Do the Youth of America and Commanders at Sea: Women Leading the Way in Ocean Stewardship.
Hannah’s passion for the ocean will continue to guide her studies and career goals. Additionally, Hannah loves to scuba dive, sail and ski.