Meet the Team
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.
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.