Advisor, Ocean Collectiv
Founder, Azul


Marce has experience in the commercial fishery, environmental justice and communication fields. Since her start in conservation, in 2008, she has participated as a stakeholder in the South Coast Marine Life Protection Act (2008-2010), and the California Sustainable Seafood Initiative Advisory Panel (2010-2011), as well as the first Congressional roundtable on Environmental Justice (2015), and advocated to pass landmark policies like a single use plastic bag ban and a shark fin ban in California. She has been recognized as an “Inspiring Latina working for a cause” by Latina magazine (2014), and as an Aspen Environment Forum Scholar by the Aspen Institute (2012). Most recently, she was the principal author of a white paper on Latino Environmental Leadership lauded as “a blueprint for diversity in the Environmental Movement” by Congress member Raul Grijalva, Natural Resources House Committee Ranking Member. She currently serves as a mentor for the RAY Marine Conservation Diversity Fellowship and as a member of the advisory board for the Ocean Foundation.