Ariana Spawn

Ariana Spawn


Ariana's work focuses on strengthening ocean and coastal management in the United States. She currently leads federal advocacy efforts for Oceana’s U.S. campaigns on sharks, North Atlantic right whales, responsible fishing, and illegal, unregulated and unreported (IUU) fishing. Prior to joining Oceana, she was a legislative aide in the office of U.S. Senator Cory Booker, where she managed the senator's ocean and coastal portfolio and supported his broader energy and environment priorities. She was formerly a NOAA Sea Grant Knauss Legislative Fellow in the office.

Ariana has also held positions with Connecticut Sea Grant, the Council on Environmental Quality, and the Environmental Law Institute. She is originally from eastern Massachusetts, and holds a B.S. in human biology from Brown University and an M.E.M. from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.

Fellow Activity

Switzer Fellow Thought Leadership | Nov 11, 2015

Fellow at a Glance

Fellowship Year:
Academic Background:
Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Master of Environmental Management
Current Position:
Ocean Advocate
Coastal & Marine Issues
Conservation Science & Biology
Environmental Policy & Law
Currently Working On:
U.S. ocean policy

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