Brett Tolley is the Community Organizer for the Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance, working with coastal communities to protect our marine environment while strengthening local communities that depend on fishing. He comes from a four-generation commercial fishing family out of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. He has worked in the fishing industry hanging nets, crewing boats of various gear-types, and commercially shellfishing. He received a degree in International Relations from Elon University with a focus on Social Justice and the impacts of International Trade. Brett lives in Brooklyn, New York, where he worked as an advocate and community organizer, fighting in housing court for low-income tenants and organizing campaigns around immigrant and human rights. He wrote and produced an award-winning documentary about the migrant experience along the U.S./Mexico border titled, "Dying to Get In". He was also selected to the We Are All Brooklyn Fellowship Program and completed the Rockwood Leadership Institute's 'Art of Leadership' program.