Alexandra Carter

Deputy Director, Ocean Policy

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Alexandra Carter is the deputy director for Ocean Policy at American Progress. Prior to joining American Progress, Carter worked in the office of Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR), where she implemented geospatial information technology projects and assisted with environmental policy. She also has field experience in fisheries management, having worked with the California and Oregon Departments of Fish and Wildlife and as a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration-certified fisheries observer in the Bering Sea, Alaska.

Carter is originally from Huntington Beach, California. She holds a bachelor’s degree in marine biology from California State University, Long Beach.

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To Protect 30 Percent of the Ocean, the United States Must Invest in the National Marine Sanctuaries Program

For the 50th anniversary of the National Marine Sanctuaries Act, the United States must ensure that sanctuaries are able to fulfill their mandate of protecting the ocean and Great Lakes and preserving their cultural history.

Making Waves Article
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Americans who depend on the ocean and treasure its beauty and abundance are counting on Congress to hold the Trump administration accountable for its harmful anti-ocean agenda, as well as to chart a more sustainable and prosperous course forward.

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