Laura James , 2016
Environmental Advocate, Filmmaker, Public Speaker -- Laura is an Emmy Award-winning cinematographer, technical scuba diver, marine conservationist, and citizen scientist. She works as an independent filmmaker, and founded Beneath the Looking Glass, LLC, a production company specializing in underwater videography, educational outreach, and environmental advocacy work. In more than 25 years of diving, she has acquired considerable first-hand knowledge of threats facing our ocean planet, and uses multi-media and virtual reality technology to share them. Laura has worked with many leading network teams and her footage has been seen on Discovery Channel, Travel Channel, Military Channel, PBS, KCTS9, BBC, China America TV and many other outlets.