National Geographic Emerging Explorer Dr. Tierney Thys is a marine biologist and award-winning filmmaker studying the ocean’s megafauna and mapping connections between nature and human wellbeing. Tierney has traveled to more than 60 countries to lead and participate in research expeditions. She is currently a researcher at the California Academy of Sciences and also serves on the science advisory board of Think Beyond Plastic, an environmental think tank. Tierney works with all ages to promote ocean conservation through a variety of creative outlets.
Marine Biologist, Filmmaker