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.

By Alexandra Carter
To Save Nature, We Must Protect 30 Percent of U.S. OceanCenter for American ProgressNovember 16, 2020
How To Reform and Strengthen Fishery Habitat ProtectionCenter for American ProgressJuly 7, 2020
New Trump Executive Order Sells Off the Ocean and Fails Coastal CommunitiesCenter for American ProgressMay 22, 2020
A National Standard for Climate-Ready FisheriesCenter for American ProgressSeptember 24, 2019
Midwestern Floods Are Worsening the Gulf’s Toxic Algae ProblemCenter for American ProgressJuly 9, 2019
American AquacultureCenter for American ProgressMay 13, 2019
Making WavesCenter for American ProgressDecember 18, 2018
The Trump Administration’s New Attack on Marine MonumentsCenter for American ProgressSeptember 17, 2018
Warming Seas, Falling FortunesCenter for American ProgressSeptember 10, 2018
Gov. Scott’s Policies Are Contributing to Florida’s Toxic Algal BloomCenter for American ProgressAugust 8, 2018
The Top 3 Reasons Why Congress Shouldn’t Legalize OverfishingCenter for American ProgressJune 25, 2018
The Rise of the Recreational Fishing LobbyCenter for American ProgressMarch 19, 2018