"June 8 is World Ocean Day! This year’s theme, “Revitalization: Collective Action for the Ocean” is especially meaningful to Conservation Nation as we aim to bring diverse conservationists together to creatively solve Earth’s most pressing challenges..."
Read more at: conservationnation.org/celebrating-world-ocean-day/
"Over the past few years I have been working towards my dream of becoming an ocean explorer and underwater filmmaker..."
Read more at: https://500queerscientists.com/nova-west/
"Have you ever been in the position where you see a job you know you want but you’ve never seen anyone who resembles you in the role? If the answer to that is yes, you are not alone...Based out of Washington, DC, Nova works as a filmmaker, expedition documentarian and video engineer at Ocean Exploration Trust..."
Read more at: https://www.aquablog.ca/2021/11/international-lgbtqia-stem-day-role-models-in-ocean-science/
Secrets of the Whales, a 4-part National Geographic and Disney series Nova worked on, won an Emmy for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series in the 2021 Emmy Awards.
Read more at: www.emmys.com/shows/secrets-whales
A special issue of USA Today featuring Nova's photography for National Geographic's Sharkfest.
"This summer's dive into the captivating science and stunning visuals of the ocean's top predator."
Read more at: https://issuu.com/studiogannett/docs/nat_geo_sharkfest_2021
A radio interview on MUSE TV featuring Nova's photography for National Geographic's Shark Attack Files.
"MUSE TV recently talked with Marine Biologist Carlee Jackson on being a part of National Geographic’s SharkFest. Jackson will be a part of the show Shark Attack Files which premieres this Monday, July 12 at 9pm/8pm Central..."
Read more at: https://www.musetv.net/marine-biologist-carlee-jackson-talks-shark-attack-files-for-sharkfest/
A campaign celebrating Ocean Month and Pride by highlighting queer professionals who work in the ocean, featuring Nova as an underwater filmmaker.
"Growing up landlocked in the midwest, I've always had an instinctual curiosity for the ocean; although hundreds of miles away, it somehow felt like home. The ocean is a place where I feel most free and able to be my authentic self..."
Read more at: sanctuaries.noaa.gov/heritage/pride-in-the-ocean.html
An article about Dr. Ballard recounting events and discussing future plans for Expedition Amelia
"In 2019, Ballard led an expedition on a mission to solve the mystery of the disappearance of aviator Amelia Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan in 1937. He and his team, which now includes his daughter Emily, spent two weeks searching for the wreckage of the Lockheed Electra around Nikumaroro, an uninhabited island that forms part of the Micronesian nation of Kiribati..."
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A local rashguard brand featuring Nova as an ocean role model and clothing model
"Growing up in Minnesota, Nova has always had a love for water and an innate curiosity about the ocean. Currently Nova works as a freelance artist, camera operator, and photographer..."
Read more at: ofauna.com/pages/our-story