Charlotte Hudson directs the Lenfest Ocean Program. In this position, Hudson works with marine research aimed at reversing the decline of the global marine environment.
Before joining Pew, Hudson served as the senior marine scientist at Oceana, an international marine conservation organization dedicated to protecting and restoring the world’s oceans. She was responsible for coordinating protected-species policies, designing campaign strategies and integrating scientific research and policy for Oceana. She also served on numerous stakeholder panels charged with reducing bycatch in fishing gear of protected species. Previously, she worked as a marine resources analyst for the Ocean Law Project.
Hudson is a co-author of many peer reviewed papers on the role of science in environmental law and the integration of science and policy in decision-making. She has conducted field research on marine mammal populations and satellite tracking of sea turtles.She holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Davidson College and a master’s degree in environmental management from Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment.