Arctic - U.S.


Meet the Team

Eleanor Huffines

Senior officer

Eleanor Huffines is a senior officer for Pew’s U.S. Arctic project, which promotes science- and community-based conservation of U.S. Arctic waters, including the Bering, Chukchi, and Beaufort seas.

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Henry Huntington, Ph.D.

Science director

Henry Huntington is an Arctic scientist specializing in human-environment interactions, including research on traditional knowledge.

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Melissa Parks

Senior associate

Melissa Parks is a senior associate with Pew’s U.S. Arctic project advancing responsible policies to protect sensitive marine areas from the impacts of increasing industrial activities, with a particular focus on oil spill prevention and response. She has more than a decade of experience at nonprofits and in advocacy. Parks holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Washington and a master’s degree in international environmental policy from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey.

Media Contact

Brandon MacGillis

Officer, Communications