Masha Kalinina works on a crosscutting team supporting diverse initiatives across Pew’s environment portfolio, including Enduring Earth, The Blue Nature Alliance, and others, primarily focused on designing and executing international political strategies to deliver campaign objectives. Between 2018 and 2022, she supported Pew’s efforts to secure a new 10-year global biodiversity framework under the U.N. Convention on Biological Diversity. The framework, which was successfully adopted on Dec. 19, 2022, will help protect and conserve at least 30% of the planet’s terrestrial, freshwater, and marine areas by 2030.
Before joining Pew, Kalinina worked for Humane Society International to protect elephants, lions, leopards, polar bears, and other species through Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals, and the U.S. Endangered Species Act.
Kalinina holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from George Washington University and a Juris Doctor from the William & Mary Law School.