Alexis Jackson

Alexis Jackson

Ocean Policy and Plastics Lead, California Chapter, The Nature Conservancy

Dr. Alexis Jackson is the Ocean Policy and Plastics Lead for the California Chapter of The Nature Conservancy. There she leads a cross-functional team focused on reducing plastics pollution and oversees the California Oceans Team’s ocean policy and management portfolio, engaging on topics from restoring coastal marine habitats to advancing sustainable fisheries management and promoting island resilience. She played an integral role in helping draft, negotiate, and advocate for passage of California’s landmark single-use plastics legislation (Senate Bill 54). 

Previous to TNC, Jackson worked at The Pew Charitable Trusts and NOAA Fisheries engaging in domestic and international fisheries policy around highly migratory species. She was appointed to serve on the California Ocean Protection Council and the Board of Trustees for the California Ocean Science Trust. 

Jackson is a sixth generation Californian and holds a B.S. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Yale University and a Masters and Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of California, Santa Cruz.


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