Alexandra Marques joined Oak Foundation in 2017 as a Programme Associate for the Marine Conservation Programme. Alexandra holds a BSc in Biodiversity and Conservation from the University of London (Birkbeck College) as well as a Business Management Degree from the Instituto Superior de Gestão in Portugal.
Alexandra's previously served as Conservation Project Manager at the Príncipe Trust Foundation in West Africa, São Tomé & Príncipe, during which she managed a sea turtle conservation programme. She developed a strategy to extend the protection of turtles to the entire island, and launched several environmental awareness projects to engage the local communities in their protection. Much of her field work experience comes from having joined other turtle projects in Costa Rica, Cyprus and Thailand. She also has extensive ecological experience with UK species, such as bats, lizards and great crested newts.
She is now based in Geneva and her work at Oak will focus on challenges in small scale fisheries globally and in the Arctic region, as well as illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and marine plastics.