Washington D.C.

Secretariat staff

David FreestoneDavid Freestone
Executive Secretary, Sargasso Sea Commission






Teresa (Tess) MackeyTeresa (Tess) Mackey

Marine Research Fellow

Tess previously interned with IUCN’s Global Marine and Polar Programme (GMPP) in the summer of 2011 at the Washington, D.C. office, and is now returning as a Marine Research Fellow working jointly with the GMPP and the Sargasso Sea Commission’s Secretariat staff. Her previous experience includes working with Virginia Sea Grant and the Virginia Coastal Policy Center as a correspondent, and with an environmental consulting firm as a Coastal Science Communications Specialist. 

Tess is a graduate of the College of William & Mary, and was the first student to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in English, and minor in Marine Science through the Virginia Institute of Marine Science. She also participated in a study abroad research course through the Bangor University School of Ocean Sciences in North Wales.

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