Meet the Team
Scott Highleyman oversees marine campaigns in Canada, Greenland, and international waters that promote science and community-based conservation of the Arctic Ocean and the welfare of indigenous residents who rely on this ecosystem.
Henry Huntington, Ph.D.
Henry Huntington is a senior officer and science director for Pew’s Arctic Ocean projects, which promote science- and community-based conservation of Arctic waters in the United States, Canada, and Greenland, and among all countries that border the Arctic. Huntington oversees the projects’ efforts to advocate for scientifically sound policies that are consistent with subsistence cultures and sustainable development.
Marine Spatial Analysis Manager
Jeremy Davies is an ecologist and geographic information system (GIS) specialist. He previously worked for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in Seattle, Washington. For the past 18 years, his work has focused on studying species-habitat relationships and applying geospatial analyses to marine and coastal science. His past research projects include: modeling the distribution of bowhead and beluga whales in the Beaufort Sea, analysis of whale distributions in the North Pacific, mapping benthic changes in the Bering Sea related to commercial fishing practices, delineating salmon habitats and populations in the Pacific Northwest, conducting biological risk analyses, developing predictive models for marine habitats and commercial fishing impacts, and developing GIS-based assessment tools for marine and coastal management. He lives in Bellingham, WA.
Science and Russian Policy Manager
Olga Romanenko is a biologist and conservation consultant who has worked for over fifteen years with NGOs and government agencies on US-Russian conservation initiatives in the Arctic and North Pacific. She studied zoological geography at Moscow State University, did field research in the boreal forests of Siberia, and worked in Russian protected area management. She has coordinated the feasibility study for the International Beringia Heritage Park, led “Important Bird Areas of the Bering Sea” project for Audubon Alaska, facilitated US-Russian partnerships between protected areas, and helped launch the “Strengthening the Marine and Coastal Protected Areas of Russia” project for the UNDP. Olga is a fluent English and Russian speaker, facilitator, interpreter, and translator focusing on natural science and environmental conservation. She lives in Seattle, Washington.
International Arctic Manager
David Henry directed outreach to communities, tribes and government agencies for Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Washington State for 18 years. He was a North Pacific high seas fisheries observer, commercial sea cucumber diver/fisherman, biological researcher, and environmental educator. He lives in Bellingham, Washington.