Beth Dieveney, Deputy Superintendent for Science and Policy, Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary

Beth Dieveney

Policy Analyst


Beth is overseeing the Sanctuary’s comprehensive Marine Zoning and Regulatory Review known as the Restoration Blueprint. Before joining the Sanctuary in 2013, Beth had served as the federal agency liaison for NOAA’s Coral Reef Conservation Program, where she promoted targeted partnerships, resource leveraging, and collaboration for activities that directly increase on-the-ground coral reef conservation action.

During her time with NOAA, Beth spent one year on rotation supporting the NOAA Administrator and other NOAA leadership, including providing leadership coordination for NOAA's engagement in the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. Since moving to Florida, Beth participated in the University of Florida’s Natural Resource Leadership Institute. She holds a master’s degree in marine affairs from the University of Rhode Island and has also sailed more than 30,000 nautical miles while teaching oceanography to college students through the Sea Education Association. She previously lived in the Caribbean, where she taught high school science and worked with the island’s community on coastal and marine environmental issues.