Our oceans experts


  • Battista, Willow Senior Manager, Climate Resilient Food Systems

    Areas of expertise: Food systems; Aquatic foods; Climate-resilient fisheries; Data-limited scientific assessment (stocks and ecosystems) and adaptive management; Designing equitable management systems; Effective governance for sustainable management; Principles for scaling successful solutions; Designing behavioral science-based interventions for marine conservation problems

    Office: San Francisco

  • Boné, Eduardo Senior Manager, Cuba Fisheries & Oceans

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

    Office: Austin, Texas

  • Bonzon, Kate Vice President, Climate Resilient Fisheries

    Areas of expertise: Oceans Program, renewing fisheries

    Office: San Francisco

  • Calderón, Juan Manuel National Policy Director, Mexico Fisheries & Oceans

    Areas of expertise: Public policy design and implementation, public finance, public affairs and strategic management.

    Office: La Paz, Mexico

  • Collins, Jamie Marine Biogeochemical Scientist

    Areas of expertise: Carbon and nutrient cycles in ocean ecosystems, carbon dioxide removal, natural climate solutions, blue carbon, climate change, Antarctic research, science and policy of oil spill and hazardous materials remediation

    Office: Remote

  • Cunningham, Erica AVP, Latin American Fisheries & Oceans

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

    Office: Remote

  • Cusack, Christopher Director, Oceans Technology Solutions

    Areas of expertise: Fisheries Economics, Technologies for Fisheries Management, The Blue Economy, Fisheries Science

    Office: Remote

  • Fujita, Rod AVP, Research & Development, Lead Senior Scientist

    Areas of expertise: Oceans Program, marine ecology, aquaculture, fisheries science, fisheries management, catch shares, marine protected areas, resilience, climate change

    Office: San Francisco

  • Grasso, Thomas Vice President, Climate Resilient Food Systems

    Areas of expertise: International environmental law and policy, sustainable development, conservation program design

    Office: Remote

  • Haukebo, Sepp Senior Manager, Global Fisheries Initiatives

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

    Office: Remote

  • Jud, Shems Director, Japan Fisheries & Oceans

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

    Office: Remote

  • Karr, Kendra Sr Scientist II, Ocean Research & Development

    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 Director, Climate Resilient Food Systems

    Areas of expertise: Blue foods, food systems, Asia-Pacific, fishery management design, small-scale fisheries, rights-based management

    Office: Austin, Texas

  • Kleisner, Kristin Senior Director, Ocean Science

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

    Office: Boston

  • Litsinger, Emilie Senior Director, Indonesia and Philippines

    Areas of expertise: Oceans Program, catch shares, marine protected areas

    Office: Indonesia

  • McConnell, Kristen Director, Natural Climate Solutions

    Areas of expertise: Climate change, environmental policy and advocacy, collaboration, strategy, organizational capacity-building, sustainable fisheries, protected area management

    Office: Austin, Texas

  • Miller, Valerie Director, Cuba Fisheries & Oceans

    Areas of expertise: Shark Conservation, Latin America & the Caribbean, Cooperative Resource Management

    Office: Austin, Texas

  • Mimikakis, John Vice President, Asia-Pacific Fisheries & Oceans

    Areas of expertise: Oceans Programs, catch shares

    Office: Washington, D.C.

  • Ortiz, Rafael Senior Director, Mexico Fisheries & Oceans

    Areas of expertise: Fisheries, Ocean Conservation, Stakeholder Engagement, Research and Analysis, Ecophysiology

    Office: La Paz, Mexico

  • Poon, Sarah AVP, Fishery Solutions Center

    Areas of expertise: Fisheries management, training and capacity development

    Office: San Francisco