Joseph Gordon directs Pew campaigns to protect marine life on the U.S. East Coast. He focuses on conserving fisheries and protecting and restoring seagrass, oyster beds, and other important habitats. Gordon has helped to lead successful coalition efforts to conserve forage fish, establish the largest protected areas in the U.S. Atlantic, and implement America’s primary fishing law, the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act.
Before joining Pew, Gordon led campaigns at the National Environmental Trust, American Rivers, American Lands Alliance, Sierra Club, Save America’s Forests, and the Public Interest Research Groups, where his responsibilities included campaign design and implementation, education of government officials, media relations, and public speaking. He also was a high school social studies teacher.
Gordon holds a bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College and a master’s degree in public policy from the University of Maryland, College Park.