Nancy Pyne - Oceana USA

Nancy Pyne

Field Director, U.S. Campaigns

Oceana Staff

Nancy is the Field Director for U.S. Campaigns and has been a driving force in Oceana’s grassroots organizing work since 2013.

The Field Team builds on-the-ground support in coastal states for Oceana’s U.S. campaigns to reduce plastic pollution, prevent the expansion of offshore drilling and seismic airgun blasting, put an end to the shark fin trade in the US, protect the North Atlantic right whale, promote responsible fishing practices, and defend core environmental laws like the Magnuson-Stevens Act. Field representatives build and lead coalitions of volunteers, activists, conservation partners, business leaders and fishing interests to pass policies at the local, state and national level.

Before coming to Oceana, Nancy served as preservation advocate for Environment America, winning a major campaign to prevent uranium mining around the Grand Canyon, and leading other national parks and public lands conservation efforts. She also directed grassroots campaign offices in Hartford, Connecticut, working to restore the Clean Water Act and pass climate change legislation. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Cornell University, where she conducted field research in lake ecology and the biological control of invasive aquatic plants, and conducted her senior research project on offshore drilling policy leading up to, and following the 2008 presidential election.