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Ms. Joy Shih, on a misty day in Hawaii, crossing a long wooden path, she is smiling, wearing a black coat, and warm white cap, purpe gloves
 Dr. Joy Leilei Shih, Chair, Sierra Club National Marine Team

Today, climate action and conservation efforts extend beyond protecting the environment to include sustaining economies and addressing climate justice. The Sierra Club has developed policies based on these priorities, including ones around living shorelines/blue carbon, open ocean aquaculture, and kelp forests.

Policy Priorities of the Sierra Club Marine Team
Dr. Joy Leilei Shih, Chair, Sierra Club National Marine Team
Tuesday, September 21st, 2021
6:00pm to 7:00pm Pacific Time
Online via Zoom (details below)

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About the Speaker

Joy Leilei Shih is the Chair of the Sierra Club National Marine Team. She received a Ph.D. in Oceanography from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and a Masters in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation from Scripps Institution of Oceanography. She has conducted research on coral reefs in French Polynesia, Hawaiʻi, and the Florida Keys, and was an aquanaut at Aquarius, the only undersea laboratory in the world.

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