Ocean Everblue was born from the question, "How can we heal the oceans?" It was founded by Ellie Jones, a marine biology major from University of Oregon, who formed the initial backbone of the organization and sought out equally passionate people she met along her educational journey. The first post was launched on Instagram January 1, 2018. Since that day, Everblue has reached over 900 followers, spanning Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. They have led a showing of Chasing Coral, with the support of Exposure Labs, led an educational assembly at a Eugene elementary school, and are scheduled to speak at various events in the coming months. We are currently working on becoming a recognized nonprofit.
Ellie recognized from the start that a science communication organization should not include just scientists. Our team is comprised of scientists, communication specialists, journalists, non-profit specialists, and accountants.