Born in France, Elodie spent 15 years in Belgium. Her initial training in social sciences in Paris led her
to complete a Master’s degree in Development Cooperation in Brussels. She first joined NGOs,
committed to “win the challenge of raising awareness on environmental issues and major details of
sustainable development”. After a few years spent within the civil society, she joined the Belgian
ecologists, then the European Greens in political communication. After traveling the world and sailing
a few nautical miles in 2013, her passion for the Ocean led her to join the Surfrider Europe Foundation
in 2014, then the Tara Expeditions Foundation as Communication Director in 2015.