Washington, DC, USA
It’s no surprise where my awe for the mystery and power of the ocean stems from, as I grew up surfing and swimming on the beaches of Southern California. Feeling the pull of a wave or staring into the hypnotic whites of a break at night are some of my most sacred experiences.
After working in Kenya, Tanzania and Malawi on an array of natural resource management issues, it excites me to spend my time protecting one vast habitat: the ocean. As Marine Economist at Oceana, I research and analyze economic outcomes of policy alternatives. I hold a BA from The George Washington University in International Affairs and International Economics as well as a Master of Science from the University of Edinburghin Ecological Economics. Conserving the ocean and all of its ecosystems now is as urgent as ever, and I feel fortunate to be able to play a small role in a much larger movement.