Alexandra Carter

Deputy Director, Ocean Policy



Alexandra Carter

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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.

Latest by Alexandra Carter

To Protect 30 Percent of the Ocean, the United States Must Invest in the National Marine Sanctuaries Program Report
View of the ocean during the day from a rocky shoreline. A small motor boat is seen in the upper left.

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.

Warming Seas, Falling Fortunes Report
KENNEBUNKPORT, ME - JUNE 9: Paul Korenkiewicz walks across a rock bar while fishing for stripers off the coast of Kennebunkport on Friday, June 9, 2017. (Staff Photo by Gregory Rec/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images)

Warming Seas, Falling Fortunes

Policymakers should heed the stories of fishermen who experience the effects carbon pollution has on their industry, as well as the science behind them.

Avery Siciliano, Alexandra Carter, Shiva Polefka, 1 More Michael Conathan

The Rise of the Recreational Fishing Lobby Report
An angler casts from a pier as the sun sets on St. Simons Island, Georgia. (Getty/Bob Pool)

The Rise of the Recreational Fishing Lobby

The recreational fishing industry is angling to take the helm on matters of fisheries legislation while Congress considers a significant reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Act.

Alexandra Carter, Michael Conathan