Emily Davenport

Communications Manager

Emily Davenport is the Communications Manager at The Ocean Foundation, specializing in digital strategy and content creation. Before starting with The Ocean Foundation, Emily served as the Digital Strategist for the Office of Marketing and Communications with the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (University of Georgia) from 2021-2024. During her time at CAES, she was awarded the 2024 gold award by the Association for Communications Excellence for her social media campaign highlighting the Field to Jar series. She was also awarded the 2023 Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Georgia Award of Excellence for her work on the CAES podcast, Cultivating Curiosity. Prior her work at CAES, she was the communications lead for the ECOGIG grant out of the Department of Marine Sciences at the University of Georgia from 2015-2021.

Emily is formally trained as a research scientist and holds a Master’s degree in environmental science and a Bachelor’s degree in biology from Western Washington University. She originally wanted to become a veterinarian but switched to marine science after a particularly inspiring trip to Hawaii (involving lots of tropical fish) and hasn’t looked back since. While tropical fish were the initial inspiration, she has studied the biogeochemistry of mud (Bering Sea sediments), soft-shelled clams (Plum Island Sound, Massachusetts) and triple oxygen isotopes in marine waters. In 2015, she dove into the world of communications to share the findings of the researchers working to understand the rebound of the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon accident (ECOGIG).

In her free time, Emily writes science scripts for the YouTube channel SciShow. And when she’s not nerding out over some science, you can find her playing tennis with her local USTA community tennis association, walking her dogs or hanging out with her husband and two sons.

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