Adena Leibman serves as the Ocean and Natural Resources Counsel for U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (RI). Senator Whitehouse is Co-Chair of the Senate Oceans Caucus, a bipartisan group of 31 Senators focused on ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes issues, including marine debris. Her previous positions include a Sea Grant Knauss Fellowship, clerkships with the U.S. Department of Justice and Bonneville Power Administration, and positions with ocean conservation NGOs. Adena has a B.S. and M.S. in marine science from the University of South Carolina and a J.D. with a concentration in environment and natural resources law from Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, OR.