Summer Snell

Youth Leadership Council Member

Summer Snell is from Britain’s Ocean City of Plymouth, in the United Kingdom. She spent most of her childhood at various beaches around Cornwall where she was inspired by the unusual animals she found in rock pools.

She started working at the National Marine Aquarium - the UK's largest aquarium - 3 years ago. While working, she aims to teach visitors about marine life and show them how important individual actions can be. Through her conservation work, Summer has learnt some incredible, and downright strange facts about marine creatures, which inspired her to become even more passionate about marine conservation.

In her spare time summer enjoys spending her time by the coast, taking photographs and spending time with her family where she is frequently told by her sister to 'stop talking about fish'. Summer takes part in the #2minutebeachclean at every opportunity; her favourite discovery during a beach clean being a bag containing coins from all over the world. She hopes to encourage as many people as she can that individual actions can change the world.

Summer is currently working on creating resources to help people choose more Eco-friendly alternatives to plastics.