Joseph Gordon - Oceana

Joseph Gordon

Campaign Director, Climate and Energy

Oceana Staff

Joseph Gordon is a Campaign Director leading Oceana’s U.S. effort to stop offshore drilling and policy initiatives on climate and energy issues.

For more than two decades, Joseph has helped lead successful coalition efforts to protect fish, wildlife, and habitat in the United States. Most recently, as a consultant at the National Ocean Protection Coalition, he supported efforts across the country to advance marine protected areas. Before that he spent over 15 years at the Pew Charitable Trusts, where he managed and directed successful campaigns to strengthen U.S. fisheries law and regulations, conserve forage fish through ecosystem-based management, secure the three largest conservation areas in the U.S. Atlantic spanning thousands of square miles, and build inclusive coastal conservation partnerships for foundational habitats like oysters, seagrass, and salt marsh.
Early in his career, Joseph worked for the National Environmental Trust, American Rivers, Sierra Club, Save America’s Forests, and the Public Interest Research Groups. He has an MA in Public Policy from the University of Maryland and a BA from Oberlin College.
Outside of work, Joseph loves to draw, hunt for fossils, whale watch, read science fiction, and explore parks, refuges, and beaches -places he hopes to help keep thriving through his work- with his wife Megan and boys Noah and Harrison.