Marie-Marguerite Sabongui

– Senior Associate

Marie-Marguerite is a campaign strategist and specialist in organizational management for digital teams. With a background in media, campaigning, and environmental policy, her expertise is in crafting simple, powerful stories and strategies to move target audiences.

Most recently, she served as the Chief of Staff of Here Now, a strategic communications start-up leveraging peer-driven and mass participatory models to engage new audiences on climate change. In its first year, Here Now’s campaigns have reached more than 500 million people globally, helping to shape the public narrative on renewable energy. Here Now is an incubation of Purpose, where as a Senior Strategist Marie-Marguerite previously delivered campaign strategies on a variety of issues for non-profit and foundation clients including the Gates Foundation.

Prior to Purpose, she worked in international climate policy including as an advisor to the Alliance of Small Island States. For more than a decade, Marie-Marguerite led a successful acting career, starring in projects with Fox, MGM, and ABC, and directing award-winning theatre. From 2009 – 2012, Marie-Marguerite was the face of Canadian telco Rogers’ MyFive campaign.

As a Jeanne Sauvé Fellow, she toured across Canada as one of the first Climate Reality Canada Leaders. She holds an MPA in Environmental Science and Policy from Columbia and a BA (First-Class Hons) in Cultural Studies and International Development from McGill. She serves on the board of Leadnow.ca.

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