Real People. Real Winners.

Zoe H.

Campaign: Swim with Sperm Whales in Dominica

Hometown: Medford, MA

Donation: $50

EXPERIENCE DATE: November 30–December 6, 2018



According to Zoe, she’s “always had the interest in studying animals in the wild but never pursued it. This is my opportunity to finally experience this career path for real, and even better, observe whales, some of the most awe-inspiring animals on the planet.” Well, this is perfect—Zoe scored a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Dominica to experience sperm whales with National Geographic explorers and photographers Paul Nicklen and Cristina Mittermeier!

Passionate about animals and their protection, as well as scientific research and environmental protection, Zoe’s a big fan of SeaLegacy and the work the team is doing to improve the situation in all of those areas. And we’re thrilled that this animal and science lover won an experience that seems like it was made just for her.

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I have always loved the ocean, and I think every human cannot help but be moved by the images and information this organization is sharing on a personal level.



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Meet Zoe! She’s lived in 3 countries (so far!), she has two bones fused together in her left ankle (cool!), her first word was "balloon," she swallowed a penny as a child, and she hates ketchup and cannot stomach any food that contains it.


Founded by Cristina Mittermeier and Paul Nicklen in 2014, SeaLegacy is now one of the world’s leading ocean conservation organizations. Their mission is to create healthy and abundant oceans—for us and the planet—and lead some of the most experienced and acclaimed storytellers to reveal what lies below the surface of the thin blue line. Your donation will help this incredible organization lead pioneering expeditions, create world-class media campaigns and invest in sustainable solutions that drive change.