Julie Janovsky manages Pew’s ending illegal fishing project, which focuses on building a sustainable future for the world’s oceans by preventing illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing. Before joining the ending illegal fishing team, she worked on the Southern Ocean sanctuaries campaign that successfully advocated for the establishment of a marine protected area in the Ross Sea.
Janovsky joined Pew after working for nearly two decades in government affairs and campaign advocacy, with a focus on animal and environmental protection as well as human trafficking. She testified before state legislative committees, helped steer more than 100 bills through legislatures, assisted in driving ballot initiatives to victory, and lobbied for federal policies. Janovsky began her career as a Capitol Hill staffer and went on to promote joint ventures between American and Russian businesses in the environmental sector.
Janovsky holds a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts and Russian studies from West Chester University, a master’s in liberal arts from the University of Pennsylvania, and a certificate in environmental science and bioconservation.