Maggie Dewane is an environmentalist who has traveled to all seven continents to understand climate change, conservation, and how both are impacting people.
In her career, she most recently worked for the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), an international nonprofit dedicated to keeping oceans healthy so that millions of people around the globe, who depend on the oceans for their livelihoods and food, are ensured a sustainable, prosperous future.
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 former US Senator Frank R. Lautenberg of New Jersey, as well as 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 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. She co-hosts a wildlife conservation podcast, The Watering Hole.
These days, Maggie lives in Maine with her dog Argos and works for the Lincoln County News as copyeditor and features writer. She enjoys playing soccer, running, hiking, and feels most alive when outdoors exploring nature.