Director, Eastern Pacific Seascape, Oceans
Wendy leads WWF-US’s seascapes work in the Eastern Pacific. Since 2011, Wendy has worked closely with WWF staff and partners in Latin America and the Caribbean to develop, implement, and monitor fishery improvement projects (FIPs) to ensure fisheries are transitioning towards sustainability. She has also led WWF training efforts to build global capacity for FIP development and implementation. She is now expanding upon her fisheries experience in Latin America to develop an integrated nature-positive seascape approach to achieve positive change for biodiversity, people, and climate in Ecuador by 2030.
Wendy fell in love with the ocean growing up fishing, sailing, and swimming in the waters off Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, and still spends much of her summers there with her kids. She developed a love for Latin America at a young age while living with her family in Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico for eight years. She feels very fortunate that she found a career where she can pursue her love of marine conservation in one of her favorite parts of the world.
“I’ve always felt a strong connection to the ocean, ever since I was a little kid. I’m so fortunate to be able to work to protect what I love and to help ensure that oceans and their incredible diversity of marine wildlife can continue to thrive and support the millions of people that depend on them. ”
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Director, Eastern Pacific Seascape
- BA in environmental studies, Middlebury College
- Master of Environmental Management (MEM) Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University
Areas of Expertise
- Fishery Improvement Projects