Our science experts


  • McPartland, Jennifer Senior Scientist, Health Program

    Areas of expertise: Health Programs, chemical safety

    Office: Washington, D.C.

  • McVay, Renee Research Analyst

    Areas of expertise: Oil and gas, methane emissions, atmospheric chemistry, air quality

    Office: Austin, Texas

  • Miller, Valerie Manager, Oceans Cuba Program

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

    Office: Austin, Texas

  • Moore, Lisa Scientist, Office of the Chief Scientist

    Areas of expertise: Climate change, global warming, ecosystems

    Office: San Francisco

  • Mueller, Dan Director, Natural Gas Exploration and Production

    Areas of expertise: Oil & gas exploration and production, hydraulic fracturing, energy, carbon capture and sequestration, environmental regulations, surface and subsurface hydrology

    Office: Austin, Texas

  • Neltner, Tom Chemicals Policy Director

    Areas of expertise: Food additives, lead, cadmium, formaldehyde, and hazardous materials management

    Office: Washington, D.C.

  • O'Brien, Sarah Senior Manager, Pacific Tuna Initiative

    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

  • Ocko, Ilissa Climate Scientist

    Areas of expertise: Climate science, greenhouse gases, aerosols, methane, black carbon, climate modeling, metrics

    Office: Washington, D.C.

  • Omara, Mark Senior Research Analyst, Oil and Gas

    Areas of expertise: International oil and gas, methane emissions science

    Office: Austin, Texas

  • Ortiz, Rafael Senior Manager, Gulf of California Fisheries

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

    Office: La Paz, Mexico

  • Parkhurst, Robert Director, Agriculture Data and Metrics

    Areas of expertise: environmental markets, agricultural offsets, greenhouse gas reductions, climate policy, carbon offset strategy, corporate sustainability

    Office: San Francisco

  • Peyronnin, Natalie Director of Science Policy, Mississippi River Delta Restoration

    Areas of expertise: Ecosystems, large-scale restoration and protection planning, science communication, natural resources management and policy, science-based decision making, ecosystem services, natural infrastructure, rivers and deltas

    Office: Washington, D.C.

  • Pickard, Brian Kravis Postdoctoral Landscape Ecology Fellow

    Areas of expertise: Landscape ecology, land change modeling, geospatial analytics, ecosystem services, conservation prioritization.

    Office: Raleigh, North Carolina

  • Poon, Sarah Director, Design & Capacity Development

    Areas of expertise: Fisheries management, training and capacity development

    Office: San Francisco

  • Qin, Kenneth Research Analyst, Office of the Chief Scientist

    Areas of expertise: Data science, cloud application development, data privacy and security, air quality, microbial ecology

    Office: San Francisco

  • 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

  • Rife, Alexis Senior Manager, Engagement and Design

    Areas of expertise: Fisheries management, rights-based management, fisheries policy and governance, marine protected areas, small-scale fisheries

    Office: Remote

  • Roy, Ananya Health Scientist

    Areas of expertise: Air quality, lead, cardiovascular disease, neurodevelopment

    Office: Washington, D.C.

  • RS, Abhijit Data Architect

    Areas of expertise: Data architecture, data management, cloud computing, air quality, IOT, sensors

    Office: San Francisco

  • Rudek, Joe Lead Senior Scientist

    Areas of expertise: Agricultural emissions to land, water, and air from livestock, rice and upland crops; methane emissions from natural gas end use; and supply chain sustainability

    Office: Remote