ADDRESSING HARMFUL DISTANT WATER FISHING
Developed and led a series of virtual Conservation International workshops to build research partnerships in Peru, Liberia, and the Solomon Islands in order to answer salient questions that will inform actionable change pathways to improve social and environmental safeguards in the distant water fishing sector.
NUMBERS4NATURE TRAINING INSTITUTE
Led the transition of Conservation Strategy Fund's Numbers for Nature Training Institute onto a virtual learning platform, and developed the infrastructure for CSF to host the 2021 cohort of their international flagship course, Economics & Finance for Environmental Leadership, through the Thinkific e-learning platform.
OCEAN HEALTH INDEX 10-YEAR IMPACT REPORT
Researched and wrote a story-based report that summarizes and celebrates the achievements, lessons learned and impact of the Ocean Health Index (OHI) after 10 years, highlighting regional case studies of how the Index has been used to inform marine resource management and policy around the world.
OFFSHORE AQUACULTURE PRODUCTION
Conducted a literature review and composed a manuscript for academic publication on global offshore aquaculture production — including the current state of the industry, potential environmental impacts, and risk mitigation strategies for expanding US production — to inform EDF's advocacy strategy and evolving US policy on the subject.
VIRTUAL FISHERIES ACADEMY
Led the transition of EDF's Virtual Fisheries Academy onto the Thinkific e-learning platform, designing the site structure, layout, and developing a guide for EDF staff to build new courses.
DECENT WORK IN FISHERIES INITIATIVE
Launched and coordinated an applied, joint research initiative on decent work in fisheries with Conservation International and partners from the Minderoo Foundation, Global Fishing Watch, UCSB, Seafood Watch, University of Nottingham’s Rights Lab, and the Nippon Foundation. Learn more at decentwork.fish or download inception report →
STRATEGIC PLANNING & GRANT WRITING
Facilitated the development of a 5-year strategic plan for Real Good Fish, a direct-to-consumer seafood business, with milestones, activities, and deliverable tracking. Supported the implementation of the strategy by applying for federal grants and cultivating new partnerships to support regional expansion.
FISHERIES TECHNOLOGY FUNDING PRIORITIES
Conducted a landscape assessment of Fisheries Technology Funding Priorities for EDF, which describes funding sources and trends, as well as where there is current energy for technological innovation to support sustainable fisheries. This research was based on dozens of expert survey responses, interviews, and a thorough review of relevant web resources.
ELECTRONIC MONITORING ROADMAP for RFMOs
Worked with CEA and the Pew Charitable Trusts to create a roadmap for EM implementation. This report explores the necessary elements of a well-designed EM program and explores unique considerations for fisheries that are managed by an RFMO.
IMPROVING SMALL-SCALE FISHERY MONITORING
Worked alongside RealGoodFish, EDF, and local fishermen to revitalize the small-scale hook and line rockfish fishery in Monterey Bay, using exempted fishing permits (EFP) to trial a new gear type and test electronic monitoring technology to create alternatives for fisheries where human observers are economically infeasible.
OVERFISHING & HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES
Developed and facilitated an expert working group convening in San Francisco, CA to build a set of shared research methodologies for better understanding the connections between overfishing and human rights in global fisheries. The participants forged new partnerships, drafted concept notes and preliminary work plans. Download report →
FRENCH POLYNESIA LAGOON FISHERIES PLAN
Designed and facilitated an educational and strategy-building workshop for the French Polynesian Ministry of Fisheries to guide future implementation of fishery legislative reforms that would enable effective lagoon fishery co-management across the country’s 118 islands.
PACIFIC CATALYST STRATEGIC PLANNING
Advised and facilitated strategic planning sessions with the Pacific Catalyst partnership from the early stages of the initiative to determine the mission, set goals, and do yearly planning sessions to inform work plans and fundraising priorities.
Designed a website and organizational framework to bring together all of the Fishery Solutions Center's tools and resources in a way that better supported EDF regional teams working directly with fisheries around the world. Continue reading →
JAPAN & NEW ENGLAND FISHERY EXCHANGE
Developed and hosted a 10-day tour of New England and West Coast fisheries on behalf of EDF Japan for a group of Japanese government officials from the Fisheries Agency (FA) and Fisheries Research Agency (FRA) that informed the landmark 2018 Japanese Diet fisheries legislative reform package. Continue reading →
ALLOCATING RIGHTS IN FISHERIES
Designed and facilitated a 6 month research process (including a participatory workshop) to develop innovative approaches for allocating rights in fisheries that address the shortcomings of catch-history based methods. Paper published in Ocean & Coastal Management.
MANAGING SHARED FISHERIES EXCHANGE
Designed and facilitated an exchange trip for a group of New Zealanders involved in the recreational, commercial and customary fishing sectors to meet with representatives from multiple sectors and institutions to learn about Western Australia’s (WA) approach to managing shared fisheries. Continue reading →
ADAPTIVE FISHERY MANAGEMENT IN INDONESIA
Designed and delivered multiple trainings to diverse stakeholders in Indonesia on adaptive fisheries assessment and management to support their ongoing efforts to manage the Lampung Blue Swimming Crab Fishery. Continue reading →
ELIMINATING DISCARDS IN FISHERIES
Co-authored EDF's Eliminating Discards Guide, which discusses different design options to help fishery managers, fishermen and other stakeholders achieve a shared goal to reduce, and even eliminate, discarding practices in a fishery with secure fishing rights. Continue reading →
MARINE ECOLOGY RESEARCH
2010 - 2013
During my time at Stanford, I researched many topics in marine ecology, including: diet and tumors in Hawaiian green sea turtles; ocean acidification and coral-algal phase shifts on the Great Barrier Reef; and oceanography and marine physiology of squid in the Central Tropical Pacific Ocean. Continue reading →