Kristin Urquiza

Oceans Campaign Director

As Waxman Strategies’ Oceans Campaign Director, Kristin Urquiza advocates for the creation of Marine Protected Areas, promotes species conservation and protection of Antarctica and leads marketing campaigns to expose unsustainable seafood practices. She is an expert in mobilizing public support, diplomacy and advocacy.

Kristin’s passion for safeguarding water spans her career: she led international campaigns to preserve water as a human right and ecological trust; she has moved mayors, governors and members of congress to advance far-reaching water protection at every level of government; and she was a pioneer in galvanizing public awareness and support of measures to prevent plastic bottle pollution on land and in our oceans by partnering with National Parks and leading students on college campuses campaigns across the country. Kristin’s work has generated extensive news coverage around the globe and mobilized tens of thousands of people to take action.

Prior to Waxman Strategies, Kristin was the Co-Founder and Senior Vice President at Membership Drive, where she led the development of its grassroots engagement and fundraising strategies, as well as served as head of human resources.

Kristin is a graduate of Yale University.

  • Founder, Public Water Works Campaign
  • Co-Founder, Membership Drive
  • Member of the Board of Directors, The San Francisco Circus Center
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