[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"954401","attributes":{"alt":"Profile - J Coggin.jpg.jpeg","class":"media-image caption","height":"180","style":"width: 180px; height: 180px; float: left;","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]John Coggin was born in Annapolis, Maryland. He gained a profound appreciation for natural resources during his childhood on the Chesapeake Bay. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Yale University and a master’s degree in public policy from University of Maryland. He writes books and articles on politics, environmental policy, and art.