Eden’s love for the ocean was inherently born into her with a last name that translates directly from Dutch to, “From The Sea” in English.
After earning a bachelor’s degree in Media Strategies from Texas Tech University, Eden went to Australia to dive the Great Barrier Reef and to see some of the most beautiful corals in the world. Upon her arrival she was shocked to see massive coral bleaching, broken coral and most shockingly—a sparse amount of fish. Eden’s calling to protect the ocean was fiercely ignited after this event. Upon her arrival back to the U.S. Eden gained valuable experience working at a boutique marketing firm in Dallas, TX where she worked with a variety of organizations including those in the nonprofit sector. She worked specifically with an environmental organization by helping with fundraising, grant writing, event planning, social media management and the creation of their complete digital marketing strategy. She brings experience and passion to her work at Oceana.
Eden grew up in St. Louis, Missouri and currently lives in D.C. with her Goldendoodle, Wolfe. In her spare time, Eden loves to partake in writing, cooking, biking and when possible—scuba diving.