Lead Specialist, Latin American Fisheries in Transition, Oceans
Wendy Goyert is the Lead Specialist, Latin America Fisheries in Transition within the WWF-US Oceans team, based in Washington, DC. 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 also leads WWF training efforts to build global capacity for FIP development and implementation.
Before joining WWF, Wendy worked as an Ocean Policy Fellow with the Marine Conservation Institute in Washington, DC, where she conducted a feasibility study on establishing US marine national monuments as Particularly Sensitive Sea Areas (PSSAs) through the International Maritime Organization to protect them from environmentally damaging shipping activities. She also previously worked at The Nature Conservancy for 7 years where she supported program operations and conducted finance training for the Latin America and Caribbean programs. Wendy received her master’s degree in Environmental Management from Duke University in May 2009, where she explored the challenges and benefits of Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification for the Maine lobster fishery and published her findings in Marine Policy in September 2010. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies from Middlebury College and is fluent in Spanish.
“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. ”
More on Wendy
- BA in environmental studies, Middlebury College
- Master of Environmental Management (MEM) Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University
Areas of Expertise
- Fishery Improvement Projects