Kristin Lindblad is an artist, philanthropist, and conservationist who supports valuable projects, causes, and initiatives through strategic giving, visual and literary storytelling, and communications strategy.
She spends much of her time navigating life — and the planet — with her husband, Sven Lindblad, founder of Lindblad Expeditions, a global leader in environmentally responsible expedition travel and ocean advocacy. Together, they run the Wanderlust Fund and value providing crucial funds to organizations doing important work with cultural and environmental protection, global relief efforts, children, and the arts.
Based on Maui and Charleston, her work and travels have taken her on adventures around the world, sharing her love of nature and motivating people to explore and broaden their horizons. She particularly enjoys interviewing and working with scientists in the field. You can read samples of her environmentally-focused feature writing on Scientific American, Newsweek, and Virgin platforms. She also serves in an official advisory capacity to Beneath the Waves, WildAid, Ocean Unite, the Reefline of Blue Lab Preservation Society, Oceanic Global and Cultural Sanctuaries Foundation.
Her OCEANSCAPES ocean conservation photography platform was launched in August of 2018 and aims to inspire people to “feel the ocean,” executing versions of her underwater photography through partnerships and productions in design, science, and philanthropy. She enjoys the creative execution of “ARTivism” projects to raise awareness for crucial environmental and social challenges, as well as planetary success stories.
Kristin spent the early part of her career in communications consulting assisting start-up, non-profit, and small business ventures with public relations, brand development, and major event planning. Educational notes include a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in French and Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia with coursework through Vanderbilt University in France and the University of Pennsylvania Wharton Undergraduate School of Business.
Kristin is most comfortable under the sea and her friends just refer to her as Mermaid. She is an avid scuba diver, free diver, kite surfer, and has a keen interest in yoga, meditation, and wellness practices. Always a global ambassador, if it involves adventure, discovery, and inspiration…the answer is yes.