Marselle Alexander-Ozinskas, Program Officer

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Marselle joined the Foundation in 2013, and she is a program officer in the Environment Program. Her work focuses on building the capacity of the conservation and water fields to pursue promising resource stewardship solutions. Before joining the Foundation, Marselle worked for Ceres, a Boston-based sustainability advocacy organization, where she wrote foundation proposals and reports and contributed to developing program strategies and evaluating outcomes. Marselle has also served as a NOAA Sea Grant Fellow and as an environmental legislative assistant in the office of Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo, Chair of the Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife and Oceans. Marselle holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Studies-Ecology from Bates College, and she received a Master of Science in Ecological and Evolutionary Biology from Brown University and the Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory. Her Master’s project focused on the effects of climate change and global warming on Arctic ecosystems. Marselle is President of the Board of Walk San Francisco.