Our oceans experts

  • Litsinger, Emilie Senior Manager, Philippines

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

  • McConnell, Kristen Senior Conservation Manager, Gulf of Mexico

    Areas of expertise: Oceans Programs, organizational capacity-building, renewing fisheries, collaboration, protected area management

    Office: Austin, Texas

  • McTee, Sarah Fisheries Policy Specialist

    Areas of expertise: Fisheries monitoring and data collection; electronic monitoring, Fisheries policy and management, Pacific tuna, Sea turtle biology and conservation, Coral reef ecology

    Office: San Francisco

  • Miller, Valerie Specialist, Oceans Program, Gulf of Mexico and Cuba

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

    Office: Austin, Texas

  • Mimikakis, John Vice President, Oceans

    Areas of expertise: Oceans Programs, catch shares

    Office: Washington, D.C.

  • Nanninga, Roxanne Senior Specialist, Seafood Markets Strategy

    Areas of expertise: Global seafood value chains, market-based sustainability programs and certifications, traceability, Latin America & the Caribbean, fisheries

    Office: Raleigh, North Carolina

  • Ortiz, Rafael Project Manager, Gulf of California Fisheries

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

    Office: La Paz, Mexico

  • Priddle, Erin UK Fisheries Manager, EU Oceans Program

    Areas of expertise: Policy Development, Environmental Regulation, Research and Analysis, Rights-based fisheries management/Catch-shares, stakeholder engagement, sustainable development, EU and UK fisheries regulation

    Office: Europe

  • Rader, Douglas N. Chief Oceans Scientist

    Areas of expertise: Oceans Program, renewing fisheries, marine protected areas, coral reef ecosystems, climate impacts on oceans

    Office: Raleigh, North Carolina

  • Rodriguez, Laura F. Regional Director, Mexico Oceans Program

    Areas of expertise: Oceans Programs, Latin America & the Caribbean, Restoring Mexico’s Gulf of California, catch shares

    Office: La Paz, Mexico

  • Ruiter, Pamela Senior Project Manager Europe Program, Oceans

    Areas of expertise: Oceans program, Seafood markets, catch shares, renewing fisheries, EU Fisheries policy, TURF Reserves

    Office: Europe

  • Siggs, Melanie Senior Director, EU Oceans Program

    Areas of expertise: Fisheries, Seafood Markets, Natural Capital sectors particularly timber and fish, Communications

    Office: Europe

  • Areas of expertise: Transportation, energy demand, shale gas

    Office: New York City

  • Areas of expertise: Fisheries management and policy, marine ecology, natural resources economics.

    Office: La Paz, Mexico

  • Strauss, Kent Manager, Research & Development

    Areas of expertise: Environmental markets, natural resource economics, renewable resources and ocean conservation

    Office: San Francisco

  • Thomas, Johanna Director of Planning and Strategy, Oceans Program

    Areas of expertise: Oceans programs, renewing fisheries, strategic planning

    Office: San Francisco

  • Tinning, Matt Senior Director, U.S. Oceans Program

    Areas of expertise: Oceans Program, US Fisheries, Environmental Policy, Environmental Law

    Office: Washington, D.C.

  • Villanueva Aznar, Cristina Manager, Mexican Fisheries Partnerships

    Areas of expertise: Catch shares, small scale fisheries, fisheries management, Gulf of California

    Office: La Paz, Mexico

  • Whittle, Daniel Senior Attorney and Senior Director, Cuba Program

    Areas of expertise: US environmental law and policy, Cuban marine and coastal resources law and policy, rights-based fisheries management, marine protected areas, international government relations

    Office: Raleigh, North Carolina

  • Wiersma, Joshua Northeast Fisheries Manager

    Areas of expertise: Fisheries Management and Policy, Seafood Markets, Natural Resource Economics, Environmental Management, Environmental Policy

    Office: Boston

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