Jennifer Couture

Fisheries Analyst


Areas of expertise:
Economic policy, climate change impacts, fisheries

As part of the Office of the Chief Economist team, Jennifer analyzes how climate change impacts Northeastern coastal communities and their economies. For this project, she also works and collaborates with external stakeholders and the Oceans and Ecosystems teams as well as the Office of the Chief Scientist at EDF.


Jennifer recently received her Master’s degree in Environmental Science and Management from the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management at UC Santa Barbara. Before grad school, she completed a fellowship at Scripps Institution of Oceanography where she analyzed Pacific Ocean observation systems and the gaps in ecological time series. Jennifer graduated with an undergraduate degree in Biology from College of the Holy Cross.


Master’s in Environmental Science & Management, Bren School, UCSB

BA in Biology and concentration in Environmental Studies from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA


  • J. Anthony Koslow and Jennifer Couture. October 2014. “Pacific Ocean observation programs: gaps in ecological time series.” Marine Policy 51: 408 - 414.
  • J. Anthony Koslow and Jennifer Couture. October 2013. “Ocean sciences: Follow the fish.” Nature 502: 163 – 164.