Hillary Eggers is a conservation photographer, filmmaker and educator.
She was born and raised in Sycamore, Illinois and graduated from Augustana College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education and Studio Art. She is also a recent graduate of Scripps Institution of Oceanography with a Masters of Advanced Studies in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation.
After spending seven summers leading canoeing and kayaking trips through Northern Canada and Alaska for Camp Manito-wish YMCA, her connection with nature was undeniable. She used that connection alongside her background in education to teach Marine Biology, Lake Ecology and Underwater Robotics at John G. Shedd Aquarium in Chicago. Hillary has also lived in New York City where she graduated from the Documentary Photography and Visual Journalism program at the International Center of Photography, and worked as the Photography Fellow for the National Audubon Society.
Hillary has created educational media for University of California San Diego, NOAA Fisheries, World Wildlife Fund, and others. She is currently living in the San Juan Islands of Washington state, working as a freelance photographer and videographer.