Maggie Dewane is an environmentalist currently working for the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), an international nonprofit dedicated to keeping the world’s oceans healthy and full of fish so that millions of people around the globe, who depend on the oceans for their livelihoods and food, are ensured a sustainable, prosperous future.

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Maggie in Antarctica, March 2017


Prior to MSC, Maggie worked with the Environmental Investigation Agency, an international nonprofit that exposes environmental crime around the world and proposes tangible solutions to those problems. She also served as Executive Assistant to then-US Senator Frank R. Lautenberg of New Jersey, as well as his constituent service representative for military, veterans, and LGBTQ issues. She has worked for the White House Council on Environmental Quality under the Obama Administration and for lobby group WE ACT for Environmental Justice.

Maggie has a Masters of Public Administration in environmental science and policy from Columbia University and a Bachelors of Science from Seton Hall University in Diplomacy and International Relations. At Seton Hall, Maggie served as Managing Editor to The Stillman Exchange, the country’s first undergraduate business newspaper, for three years. She also studied abroad in Costa Rica, Italy, the Czech Republic, and at Oxford University. At Columbia, she joined the Journal of International Affairs as its Online Senior Editor.

Since 2017, Maggie has traveled around the world, from Antarctica to Cuba, Norway to Cambodia to learn about climate change, volunteer with nonprofits and animals sanctuaries, and share human experience with incredible cultures and communities. She contributes to the Huffington Post UK and has produced promotional videos for Free the Bears Rescue and Elephant Valley Project. Her short film on climate change, In Search of the Adelie Penguin, has been featured by the DC Environmental Film Festival.

These days, Maggie lives in Washington DC and volunteers with the National Park Service. She enjoys painting, playing soccer, running, and hiking with her dog Argos.

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Maggie and her dog Argos on a hike in April 2017.