Founding Member, Ocean Collectiv



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

Jean Flemma is an independent consultant for non-profits and foundations, the Director of the Ocean Defense Initiative, a founding member of Ocean Collectiv, and a co-founder of Urban Ocean Lab. She previously worked for the United States House of Representatives for more than two decades, focusing on the sustainable management and conservation of our nation’s oceans, fisheries, land, wildlife, and water 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.