Leadership: Board of Directors

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Jacqueline Savitz

Co-founder of Global Fishing Watch and Chief Policy Officer for North America at Oceana. 

Jacqueline oversees all of Oceana’s campaigns for North America, as well as the organization’s use of Global Fishing Watch’s technology to advocate for increased transparency on the oceans. She also directs Oceana’s new international campaign to reduce the amount of single-use plastic being produced at the source. Jacqueline has held several positions at Oceana over her 16-plus year tenure, including senior scientist, senior campaign director and vice president for U.S. campaigns.

Prior to her work with Oceana, Jacqueline served as the executive director of Coast Alliance, and in the mid-nineties, she worked as an environmental policy analyst with the Environmental Working Group in Washington, D.C. Before that, Jacqueline worked as an environmental scientist with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

Jacqueline 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.