Leslie Tamminen

Ocean Program Director

Leslie TamminenLeslie Mintz Tamminen is a consultant for Seventh Generation Advisors and is currently focused on marine debris and water/ocean issues.

In October of 2009, Leslie was appointed to the California Ocean Science Trust Board of Trustees. Formerly, Leslie was a special advisor to Lt. Governor John Garamendi, and the California Economic Development Commission. Leslie was the Legislative Director and staff attorney for the environmental nonprofit organization Heal the Bay from 1997 to 2008, where she was responsible for development and implementation of statewide water quality legislation, and the first-ever state Education and the Environment Initiative, a requirement for environmental education principles and curricula development in all core disciplines in public schools for K-12.

Leslie is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, and the University of Southern California Law Center, and lives in the Los Angeles area with her son and husband Terry Tamminen.

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The California Ocean Science Trust provides the science for the California Ocean Protection Council.  To find out what California is doing to  protect our oceans, please email us or visit their websites.