Emily McMeekin is the most recent addition to Ocean Strategies and supports the team in all aspects of communication, research and writing on key topics such as aquaculture policy/regulations, fisheries issues, and climate change impacts on fisheries. Previously, she worked as a public use forester for Washington’s Department of Natural Resources and was a longtime program manager and crew leader for the Student Conservation Association. Emily graduated from the University of WA with a BS in Forest Management.
Perhaps most relevant, Emily proudly hails from the coastal Pacific Northwest. Growing up on the edge of Olympic National Park and on the Salish Sea with her tugboat captain/fisherman father, her roots to working waterfronts, fisheries, and marine resources are still thriving – even though she’s now rooted to the edge of a shady pine forest in western Montana.