Ocean Advocate Archives - Oceana México

Jean Weiss

Jean Weiss grew up along the bayous of the Louisiana Gulf Coast where living off the land was truly a way of life. Although her family’s livelihood came from her father working offshore for over 30 years, her connection to Oceana began the day the BP Deepwater Horizon rig blew up and practically destroyed the … Read more

Jena King

Jena King is a philanthropist who created the Jena and Michael King Foundation with her late husband. Since 1999, the institution has focused its endowments on children and the environment. She also oversees a donor advised fund through the Jewish Community Foundation. In 2007, Jena was honored with Global Green’s Entertainment Industry Environmental Leadership Award, … Read more

Valarie Van Cleave

Van Cleave’s business career encompasses work in mergers and acquisitions, sales and marketing and new business development. She has spearheaded successful fundraising efforts for political campaigns and conservation advocacy. She co-founded and co-chairs SeaChange, a record-breaking benefit for Oceana.