Founding Member, Ocean Collectiv



  • — Political strategy
  • — Legislative strategy
  • — Congressional relations
  • — Science communication

Jean Flemma provides guidance for non-profits and foundations in the development and implementation of political, legislative, and agency strategies to achieve natural resource conservation and management goals. She previously worked for the United States House of Representatives for more than two decades on legislative and policy initiatives related to the governance and protection our nation’s oceans, fisheries, land, wildlife, and water resources. Most recently she was a Senior Policy Advisor for Ranking Member Raul Grijlava on the Committee on Natural Resources. In addition to her congressional work, Jean also served as the Executive Director of Prairie Rivers Network, a statewide non-profit focused on protecting clean water and wildlife habitat. She started her career in public policy on Capitol Hill as a Sea Grant Fellow from the University of Washington where she got her Master’s degree in Marine Policy. She has an undergraduate degree in economics from Middlebury College.