Associate Vice President
Areas of expertise: Oceans Programs, catch shares
John Mimikakis leads the Oceans program’s national policy team working with fishermen, legislators and other policymakers to restore ocean ecosystems to abundance.
- Ph.D., Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin, 1997.
- B.S., Tulane University, 1991.
John has also worked at EDF as a Senior Policy Manager in the Climate & Air program where he developed global warming solutions within transportation, power-generation and agricultural sectors, by raising support on Capitol Hill for effective greenhouse gas emissions reduction policies. From 2001 to 2006, John was Deputy Chief of Staff for the Committee on Science in the U.S. House of Representatives where he was involved in legislation on a variety of issues, including energy, environment, space exploration and technology policy. Prior to that, John served as a legislative advisor to U.S. Congressman Sherwood Boehlert (R-NY) on environmental, energy, and agriculture issues. In 1997, John was the American Chemical Society’s Congressional Science Fellow.