Meet the Team

Jackie Nuñez (Jacqueline Nuñez de Villavicencio)

Founder, The Last Plastic Straw // Advocacy & Engagement Manager, Plastic Pollution CoalitionFounder, The Last Plastic Straw

Jackie Nuñez is the daughter of Cuban immigrants who has spent most of her life living in various locations in the United States and Puerto Rico. She has a BS in Health and a AS in Horticulture with a focus on permaculture principles and spent many years in California, where she worked as a landscape designer/gardener, sea kayak and river guide.

Jackie’s passion for travel, ocean sports, the environment, and community service inspired her to create The Last Plastic Straw, with a mission to educate the public about the absurdity of single-use plastic, and its impacts on our health, environment, and oceans.

With The Last Plastic Straw and as Advocacy & Engagement Manager for Plastic Pollution Coalition, Jackie has been a force to help shift policy away from single-use plastic at the local, state, federal, and international levels.

Recently relocated from Santa Cruz, California, she now makes her home in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, where she continues to teach people of all ages how to “speak truth to plastic” and be an agent for change in their communities.