Jen Sawada

Jen Sawada

  • Officer
  • Global Shark Conservation,
  • The Pew Charitable Trusts


Jen Sawada is an officer for Pew’s global shark conservation campaign, managing efforts to encourage countries in the Pacific and Caribbean to adopt domestic measures to protect sharks, including creating shark sanctuaries. Since joining Pew in August 2009 as an associate and later a senior associate, she has worked on conservation measures in Honduras, Guam, American Samoa, Kiribati, the Federated States of Micronesia, and Samoa.

Sawada previously served as a campaign associate at the American Lands Alliance, with a focus on policy and legislation to protect and restore forests in the United States.

She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, San Diego in environmental systems ecology, behavior, and evolution.

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