Dawn Martin is the current President of SeaWeb, an international, nonprofit, communications organization dedicated to creating a culture of ocean conservation. She joined the organization in 2004, first as its Executive Director and then as the organization's President and Chair of the Board.
For more than 25 years, Martin has utilized inventive communication strategies to advance policy and conservation goals. Previously she served as Chief Operating Officer for Oceana, Associate Deputy Administrator at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Political Director for American Oceans Campaign. Martin brings a multidisciplinary approach that builds on her organizational management experience and skills as an attorney, strategic policy professional and communications specialist. She serves as a principal for the Communication Partnership for Science and the Sea (COMPASS), on the advisory board of the Center for Health and the Global Environment at Harvard Medical School, as a member of the Ocean Portal Editorial Board for the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and a founding member of the steering committee for the Global Forum on Oceans, Coasts and Islands. Martin sits on the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation Board as a trustee and its Treasurer. She received her Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles and studied international human rights and humanitarian law at the International Institute of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France, and the Henri Dunant Institute in Geneva, Switzerland.