This Tweet: Congratulations to Monica Medina, Assistant Secretary of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs!

Congratulations to Monica Medina on her confirmation as Assistant Secretary of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs! The Biden Administration has added an incredible new teammate to their science diplomacy roster and we here at ODP and WW0 couldn’t be more excited or imagine a better candidate.


Monica Medina is a co-founder of Our Daily Planet and an adjunct professor at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. Previously, she held roles as both a Senior Associate on the Stephenson Ocean Security Project at the Center for Strategic & International Studies and the Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere. Monica has worked at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) under both the Obama and Clinton Administrations, and served as Special Assistant to the Secretary of Defense.


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