Betsy Dorn joined Oceana as a Pacific Communications Manager in April of 2017, bringing with her over ten years of experience working in Alaskan industries and governmental agencies. While working for the Alaska State Legislature, she fostered communication between the Alaskan public and state lawmakers by giving people in rural communities the tools necessary to become effective change-makers.
Betsy graduated cum laude from Portland State University with a B.A. in History and a minor in Political Science, and received a master’s degree from the University of Alaska Southeast in Public Administration.
As a lifelong Southeast Alaskan, a deep respect and love for the ocean was instilled in her from a young age. She believes we all have a duty to leave this world better than we found it, and is thrilled to work towards that goal as a part of the dedicated and inspired team at Oceana.