Baoguang Zhai is a sophomore at Tufts University. He is originally from Beijing, China. In high school, he was a short film producer, a soccer player and coach, and an environmental engineer. He also co-founded Co-ng.com, a niche-focused social network for Chinese students abroad, organizations and internship providers. He learned about seasteading in the Summer of 2011, and has since then created a development plan for the ocean industry and designed an ocean-based algae energy cultivation system. He is convinced that seasteading has the potential to change the world, and will work on it until the vision is realized.
From Vancouver, it was a natural thing for Katie Chowne to be drawn to all things ocean. SCUBA and kayak certified, for a year even lived on a boat. She first got involved in politics at the age of 18, running for the BC Marijuana Party. This led her to the Libertarian Party and she took on the role of Leader of the federal party from 2011-2014.
“I appreciate all aspects of what seasteading offers; a chance to start from the ground up, the ability to test some new theories about governance, and create an environment that allows for the use and innovation of new technologies, like algae production for bio fuels and food, water-based agriculture, and all the new technology that will be created to run a seasteading. My goal as an Ambassador is to promote all of these aspects to those around me. Many people are unaware of the freedom, visceral happiness that can be found on water, and I hope to relate this sense of lifestyle every chance I get.”