Miyoko Sakashita directs the oceans program at the Center for Biological Diversity, where she works to secure protections for imperiled marine life and ecosystems. Miyoko holds a law degree from the University of California at Berkeley, where she also earned a bachelor of science in conservation and resource studies. Prior to launching her legal career, she worked in philanthropy at the Foundation for Deep Ecology. Miyoko also served on the advisory board for the Center for Law, Energy & the Environment at Berkeley Law for several years. Currently, her practice focuses on using science and environmental law to address climate change, plastic pollution, and other threats to whales, sea turtles, corals and other nifty wildlife. Miyoko enjoys hiking, surfing, rock climbing, and other outdoor adventures with her family.