Elizabeth Wilson leads Pew’s international conservation unit and oversees a portfolio of projects focused on securing ocean policy change in multilateral forums, including Pew’s work to develop an international treaty to protect the high seas and precautionary rules to govern seabed mining. Previously, Wilson worked on Pew’s global shark conservation efforts and led policy development and day-to-day operations related to international forums.
Before joining Pew, she worked on science and policy issues related to fisheries and marine wildlife at Oceana. She also worked for the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, coordinating the efforts of committees responsible for protected species and socioeconomics, among others.
Wilson holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Loyola College and a master’s in environmental management, with a concentration in coastal environmental management, from Duke University.