Marilyn Heiman is the director of the Pew Environment Group’s U.S. Arctic Program. Heiman has a background in both grassroots advocacy and government. Before joining the Pew Environment Group, she led the International Boreal Conservation Campaign to protect one of the largest remaining forest ecosystems on Earth. During the Clinton Administration, she served as Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt's top Alaska policy advisor and was the Department of the Interior's Alaska representative on the six-person Exxon-Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council. She also worked as a special assistant on natural resources and oceans for Alaska Governor Tony Knowles and as an aide to the Alaska Legislature's House Resources Committee during the Exxon-Valdez Oil Spill.