Rachel Hopkins leads efforts to improve the management of tuna populations in the Pacific and Atlantic oceans through science-based policy development and advocacy, and to improve international agreements to protect bluefin tuna. Hopkins joined Pew to manage its development of rigorous ecological standards for marine fish farming and later led efforts to protect and rebuild Atlantic bluefin populations.
Before coming to Pew, Hopkins consulted for the National Environmental Trust on its campaign to reduce the ecological impacts of salmon farming globally. She also worked with the Seafood Choices Alliance, a program to build a network of fishermen, fish farmers, chefs, and nonprofit organizations to support a more sustainable seafood market.
Hopkins holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Mary Washington and a master’s in environmental and natural resource economics from the University of Rhode Island.