Today, President Biden announced the nomination of several officials, including Monica Medina to the post of assistant secretary for the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Science Affairs.
Oceana applauded the announcement and released the following statement from chief policy officer Jacqueline Savitz:
“With her notable and longtime commitment to environmental policy, Monica Medina is the ideal choice for this position. She understands the gravity of our planet’s threats and can make the tough choices necessary to help salvage and preserve its future. Her experience has given her the knowledge and tools to navigate government agencies and effect real change when it comes to preserving our greatest resources. The crises facing our oceans and climate require bold and urgent action, and we look forward to her leadership.”