Skip to content
Our Ocean 2023 logo

Jessie Turner

Executive Director

International Alliance to Combat Ocean Acidification
Jessie Turner speaker image

Jessie Turner is Executive Director of the International Alliance to Combat Ocean Acidification—a voluntary initiative of national and subnational governments increasing ambition for climate action and transforming response to climate-ocean change.  She helps to set the strategic direction, develop annual programming, establish partnerships across a wide variety of disciplines and coalitions, and support members in the development of practicable OA adaptation and resilience strategies.

Jessie is also a facilitator to the Pacific Coast Collaborative (PCC)’s Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia Working Group.  The PCC is a collaboration between the U.S. states of California, Oregon, Washington and the Canadian Province of British Columbia working together on climate issues that impact the North American West Coast region.

She has nearly 15 years of experience working in public policy development, advocacy, and stakeholder engagement at local to international scales. Jessie has worked on a multitude of issues including affordable homeownership, healthcare, energy efficiency, climate and marine policy.