Anna-Marie has been the Director of International Government Relations at Ocean Conservancy since December, 2019. She spent the previous five years at Rare, an international conservation and development non-profit, as the Director of Policy and Strategic Partnerships. At Rare she managed a global network of policy staff, advanced fisheries policy in multiple countries, and advised executive leadership on ocean and climate policy. Prior to Rare, Anna-Marie was the Ocean and Coastal Policy Advisor for U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, where she worked closely with many stakeholders to advance U.S. domestic ocean policy priorities. She was a Knauss Sea Grant Fellow in 2010, has a Coastal Environmental Management degree from Duke University and received a BSc in Marine Science from University of South Carolina.