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Dawn Martin, SeaWeb (NGO)

Profile: Dawn Martin

Dawn Martin

Dawn M. Martin joined SeaWeb in 2004, first as its Executive Director and three years later was appointed as the organization's President. SeaWeb is the only international, nonprofit organization exclusively dedicated to using the science of communications to fundamentally shift the way people interact with the ocean. Martin also served as Chair of the Board of Directors for six years.

With more than 25 years experience working for social change, Martin has leveraged strategic communications and social marketing to dissolve barriers to action, transform knowledge into passion and advance creative solutions for complex issues. Previously she served as Chief Operating Officer for Oceana, Associate Deputy Administrator at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Political Director for American Oceans Campaign.

Currently, Martin serves on the Board of Directors for COMPASS and is a Trustee for the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation. She serves as the Foundation’s Treasurer and Vice-Chair of its Board.  She also serves on the advisory board of the Center for Health and the Global Environment at Harvard Medical School, as a member of the Ocean Portal Editorial Board for the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and a founding member of the steering committee for the Global Forum on Oceans, Coasts and Islands.
Martin received her Bachelor of Arts degree is in Political Science, with a minor in Business Administration from Loyola Marymount University. She earned her Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles with an emphasis in international human rights and humanitarian law, having studied at the International Institute of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France and the Henri Dunant Institute in Geneva, Switzerland.