Alexandra Cousteau teams up with Oceana
Author: Mark Brown (Volunteer)
Date: March 1, 2012
We are delighted to share the news with you that Alexandra Cousteau, grand-daughter of the of the great ocean explorer Jacques-Yves, has joined Oceana as a senior advisor. An established ocean advocate, Alexandra will help guide our campaigns to protect and restore the oceans.
“I admire Oceana’s effectiveness,” said Alexandra. “In order to protect our oceans we need action that produces tangible results and that’s what Oceana does. I’ve traveled the globe exploring our oceans and I’ve learned from the world’s best, so I know what’s at stake. I trust in Oceana’s ability to protect the oceans and I’m thrilled to do my part to help it keep winning.”
Here’s what our CEO, Andy Sharpless has to add: “Alexandra comes from a family of ocean heroes; it’s in her blood. I can’t think of a better person to join Oceana as we tackle our second decade of ocean conservation. She’s been at this since her first ocean expedition when she was four months old, so she has a level of experience and credibility that is extremely unique. We’re immensely fortunate to have her on our team.”
There are few names more synonymous with the wonders of the ocean than Cousteau, and we can’t wait to work with Alexandra moving forward.