Alexandra Cousteau

Environmentalist, Academic

1976 –

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Who is Alexandra Cousteau?

Alexandra Marguerite Clémentine Cousteau is the daughter of Philippe Cousteau and the granddaughter of world famous French explorer and filmmaker Jacques-Yves Cousteau. An environmentalist, Cousteau advocates the importance of conservation, restoration and sustainable management of water resources for a healthy planet and productive societies.

A member of the third generation of the Cousteau family to devote their lives to exploring and explaining the natural world, Cousteau first went on expedition with her father, Philippe Cousteau, when she was four months old, and learned to scuba dive with her grandfather, Jacques-Yves Cousteau, when she was seven. She grew up traveling the globe, developed a passion for adventure and learned firsthand the value of conserving the natural world. Of her father and grandfather, Cousteau says, "The best example they gave me was the importance of living a life of consequence, value, and meaning. I honor their memories by creating a legacy of my own in speaking out for the preservation of our blue planet and all its waters."

Born in California, Cousteau grew up in France and the United States.

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Born
Mar 21, 1976
Los Angeles County
Also known as
  • Alexandra Marguerite Clémentine Cousteau
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Nationality
  • France
Profession
Education
  • Georgetown University
Lived in
  • Washington, D.C.

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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