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 and human trafficking. She testified before many state legislative committees, helped steer more than 100 bills through legislatures, assisted in driving ballot initiatives to victory, and lobbied for various federal policies. Janovsky began her career as a Capitol Hill staffer and went on to work in Nizhenvartovsk, Siberia, to promote joint ventures between American and Russian businesses in the environmental sector as part of a public-private partnership. Janovsky has chaired the Maryland Human Trafficking Task Force Legislative Committee and served on the Pennsylvania Joint State Government Commission’s advisory committee on human trafficking as well as the Washington, D.C. Human Trafficking Task Force.
Janovsky holds a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts and Russian studies from West Chester University, a master’s degree in liberal arts from the University of Pennsylvania, and a certificate in environmental science and bioconservation.