Hometown: San Diego, California

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

My favorite San Diego beer is Anything red or amber. If I’m feeling bold, I’ll go for an Imperial Red Ale like Ballast Point’s Tongue Buckler. I also wouldn’t say no to a nice, cold Guinness on tap.

My favorite way to enjoy water is: Learning about how our lives are intertwined with the fate of water. I also enjoy swimming, scuba diving, stand up paddleboarding, and watering my plants.

I want to see a world where: people think about their water, where it comes from, and where it goes in the same way they think about their food.



Ally Senturk joined San Diego Coastkeeper in December 2020 and oversees the organization’s internal and external communications. She is a creative marketer and storyteller with a background in science communication and strategic campaign design and development.

Community service and environmentalism are cornerstones of Ally’s career. She holds a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology from the University of California Santa Barbara, where she specialized in Latin American and Iberian Studies. During her time at UC Santa Barbara, she participated in a year-long education abroad cultural immersion program at the Universidad de Chile in Santiago, where she worked with communities on bicycle advocacy and urban gardening. After graduation, she spent time WWOOFing on a small organic farm in Talkeetna, AK. Before working with Coastkeeper, Ally led marketing campaigns for several California statewide clean energy programs with the Center for Sustainable Energy. She also helped relaunch Surfrider Foundation San Diego’s Blue Water Task Force, a volunteer-run community science and water quality monitoring program.

Ally is passionate about enhancing the lives and expanding San Diegans’ perspectives while assisting them in strengthening their communities.

When she isn’t working with Coastkeeper, Ally can be found in her garden, cooking, taking dance breaks, or playing outside.

You can reach Ally at [email protected].