Maggie Dewane is an environmentalist and communications expert who has traveled to all seven continents to understand climate change, conservation, and how both are impacting people. Through short films, news articles, and poetry, she translates climate science to lay audiences to empower them to act.
Currently, Maggie works for the Center for Progressive Reform, a nonprofit think tank driving state and federal policy reform to build a more just society and resilient planet. Previously, Maggie worked for the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), an international nonprofit working to protect our oceans and the people who depend on them.
Prior to MSC, Maggie worked with the Environmental Investigation Agency, a nonprofit that exposes environmental crime around the world and proposes tangible solutions to those problems. She also served as Executive Assistant to former US Senator Frank R. Lautenberg of New Jersey, as well as his constituent service representative for military, veterans, foreign, and LGBTQ issues. She has worked for the White House Council on Environmental Quality under the Obama Administration and for lobbying 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.
Maggie’s travels have taken her from Antarctica to Cuba, Norway to Cambodia to learn about the environment, volunteer with nonprofits and animals sanctuaries, and share human experience with incredible cultures and communities. She has contributed 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, International Shorts Film Festival in Melbourne, Australia, and the Blooming Tales film festival in Delhi, India. She co-hosts a wildlife conservation podcast, The Watering Hole.
Maggie lives in Washington DC with her dog Argos. She enjoys playing soccer, running, hiking, and feels most alive when outdoors exploring nature.