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Who We Are

Who We Are

Jullia RansomSince moving to California in 2000, Julia Ransom has worked with numerous environmental organizations and served as Communications Director for the Great Whale Conservancy (GWC) from 2011 – 2013, connecting the GWC to prominent activists and organizations in the entertainment arena and managing all social networking. Ms. Ransom is a professional Story Editor, Script Consultant and Photographer in the film world and served as Logistics Coordinator at the Writers Boot Camp in Santa Monica. Ms. Ransom joined ODA in 2012 as deck volunteer and event photographer.   Her hobbies include sailing and recreational diving.

Why I support Ocean Defenders Alliance:

The ocean itself has always been a passion and a calling. My alarm bells were rung long ago when I realized that one day the problems we have created for ocean life would converge to become catastrophic if we don’t find active and working solutions.   When I found ODA, I recognized that the real work of reversing an important aspect of the damage – abandoned nets, traps, batteries and debris - was being accomplished by this humble and dedicated crew of equally passionate individuals.   ODA is the canary in the coalmine. If we can do it, then we can teach it globally. The very survival of the oceans and thereby all life on this planet depends upon it.

Jullia Ransom

Julia, Lisa, and Jim in RIB

Divers n RIB securing trap