Our oceans experts


  • Battista, Willow Manager, Research, Design, and Engagement

    Areas of expertise: Data-limited scientific assessment (stocks and ecosystems) and adaptive management; Effective governance for sustainable management; Principles for scaling successful solutions; Rights based management design; Designing behavioral science-based interventions for marine conservation problems

    Office: San Francisco

  • Boné, Eduardo Manager, Cuba Oceans program

    Areas of expertise: Fisheries bio-economic modelling, Latin America & the Caribbean, Community-based Resource Management, Learning Networks.

    Office: Austin, Texas

  • Bonzon, Kate Vice President, Oceans

    Areas of expertise: Oceans Program, renewing fisheries

    Office: San Francisco

  • Burden, Merrick Director, Opportunities and Outcomes & Senior Economist

    Areas of expertise: Bioeconomics, public policy, economic and community development, fisheries management, climate change effects on oceans, catch shares

    Office: Remote

  • Choy Stetten, Denise Director, Operations & Program Management

    Areas of expertise: Oceans Program, Latin America and the Caribbean, renewing fisheries

    Office: Raleigh, North Carolina

  • Cunningham, Erica Director, Humboldt Current, South America

    Areas of expertise: International and economic development, ecosystem based co-management, marine conservation and fisheries management, community development

    Office: Remote

  • Epstein, Larry Director, Belize Oceans

    Areas of expertise: Small-scale fisheries sustainability, Latin America & the Caribbean, Myanmar

    Office: Washington, D.C.

  • Areas of expertise: Oceans Program, chemical safety, renewing fisheries, sustainable seafood

    Office: Washington, D.C.

  • Fraire Cervantes, José A. Project Manager and Senior Analyst, Oceans Evaluation and Design, Mexico

    Areas of expertise: Program evaluation; research and analysis; environmental valuation; natural resource and environmental economics.

    Office: La Paz, Mexico

  • Fujita, Rod M. Director, Research & Development

    Areas of expertise: Oceans Program, catch shares, Latin America & the Caribbean, renewing fisheries, marine protected areas

    Office: San Francisco

  • Goldberg, Monica Chief Counsel, Oceans

    Areas of expertise:

    Office: Washington, D.C.

  • Gomez , Miguel Consultant, EDF Oceans Europe - Iberian Peninsula

    Areas of expertise: Rights based fisheries management, co-management, fisheries policy analysis and development, environmental and fisheries communication

    Office: Remote

  • Haukebo, Sepp Manager, Private Angler Management Reform

    Areas of expertise: Fisheries management, marine science policy, marine conservation, environmental education

    Office: Remote

  • Jones, Robert E. Director, Gulf of Mexico, Oceans Program

    Areas of expertise: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, recreational management, government affairs

    Office: Austin, Texas

  • Jud, Shems Pacific Regional Director, U.S. Oceans Program

    Areas of expertise: Oceans Programs, catch shares, renewing fisheries

    Office: Remote

  • Karr, Kendra Senior Scientist, Research and Development, Oceans

    Areas of expertise: Oceans Program, Latin America & the Caribbean, renewing fisheries, marine protected areas, Fisheries, Ocean Conservation, data-limited stock assessment

    Office: San Francisco

  • Kelso , Karly Senior Manager, Asia-Pacific Engagement

    Areas of expertise: Asia-Pacific, Fishery management design, small-scale fisheries, rights-based management

    Office: Austin, Texas

  • Kleisner, Kristin Senior Scientist, Oceans

    Areas of expertise: Climate change and fisheries, bio-economic modeling, indicators of ocean health and fisheries status

    Office: Boston

  • Kritzer, Jake Senior Director, China Fisheries

    Areas of expertise: Oceans Programs, catch shares, renewing fisheries

    Office: Boston

  • Lindley Smith, Sarah Senior Manager, Opportunities and Outcomes

    Areas of expertise: Marine protected areas, marine spatial planning, fishing communities, cooperative management

    Office: Boston