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Melissa Garvey

Global Director, Ocean Protection, The Nature Conservancy

Melissa is an experienced conservation leader, responsible for developing and executing strategies, managing teams and ensuring results to address the world’s most pressing challenges to people and nature.  Melissa began working with The Nature Conservancy in 2006, and now leads the team responsible for TNC’s global ocean protection and blue finance strategies. 

Prior to coming to the Conservancy, Melissa was an attorney in commercial litigation practice.  She received her J.D. from Cornell Law School, and her B.A., with honors, from Indiana University, with a triple major in Political Science, History, and Economics. 

All Internal Rights. Melissa Garvey. Photo by Kelly Compton.

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