Leadership: Board of Directors

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Jacqueline Savitz

Co-founder of Global Fishing Watch and Senior Vice President for U.S. Oceans and Global Fishing Watch. 

Jaqueline oversees all Oceana’s campaigns for U.S. Oceans and leads Oceana’s use and oversight of the Global Fishing Watch online platform and data products.

Having spent nearly 15 years at Oceana, she has led successful campaigns to stop offshore drilling, to reduce mercury pollution and to protect marine life and restore fisheries. Prior to her work with Oceana, Jaqueline served as Executive Director of Coast Alliance, a network of over 600 organizations around the country working to protect the coasts from pollution and development. In the mid-nineties, Jaqueline worked as an environmental policy analyst with the Environmental Working Group in Washington, D.C., an organization known for producing media-savvy reports on a variety of environmental issues. Before that she worked as an environmental scientist with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, one of the nation’s largest regional conservation organizations, where she spent five years working to protect the Chesapeake Bay.

Jaqueline earned her master’s degree in environmental science with an emphasis in toxicology from the University of Maryland, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory. She earned her bachelor’s degree in marine science and biology from the University of Miami in Florida.