Bio

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 thriving with 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. In both college and graduate school, the learning opportunities extended beyond the classroom. 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 and interned at the Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy at Columbia’s Earth Institute.

In 2017, Maggie undertook several personal professional development projects. She traveled to Antarctica to learn about climate change so that she could engage in conversations with a more credible, firsthand voice. She also traveled to Cuba to gain local perspective into issues of climate and resources; and she took a two-month sabbatical to explore Southeast Asia to volunteer, meditate, and explore. Following her adventure in Asia, Maggie contributed to the Huffington Post UK with an article on climate refugees, and produced short promotional videos for Free the Bears Rescue and Elephant Valley Project.

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

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