Tyler McFadden leads Pacific Environment’s federal climate advocacy efforts, with an initial focus on ship decarbonization and the zero emission transition at ports. Tyler joins Pacific Environment after years of work for social justice causes, including voting rights, policing, and cannabis reform. Most recently, she served as Principal at Pine Street Strategies, where she led client government relations and advocacy work at various levels of government. Tyler is also the co-founder of North Star Liberty Group, a government relations firm focusing on racial and social equity in emerging markets. She has served as a Political Associate at the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, where she spearheaded several federal and state-level efforts in direct lobbying and grassroots advocacy.
A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Tyler has worked and volunteered on campaigns at almost every level of government, with a particular focus on electoral, legislative, and issue campaigns that address remaining systemic inequalities for Black and Indigenous people of color and other historically oppressed groups. Because marginalized people suffer the most from global climate crisis, her joining Pacific Environment is a direct continuation of her dedication to equity and social justice.
Tyler holds a bachelor’s degree in American Studies, with a minor in Sociology, and a Master’s degree in Political Management from George Washington University. She is based in Washington, DC.