Shanee Stopnitzky is a complex systems and marine scientist, evangelist of embodying wonder, and mother of two submersibles. She recently founded the Institute for Emergence, an organization that employs the science of emergent phenomena to grow community, generate culture, and optimize conservation, particularly of coral reef ecosystems.
Shanee is the founder and director of the Community Submersibles Project, and is dedicated to bringing submersibles and the importance of awe back into popular imagination. She has spent a year of her life underwater in aggregate, and plans to use what she learns from the subs as a stepping stone to build a diving underwater house in the future.
When not underwater, Shanee makes large experiential art installations using fire, living butterflies, and boats.