Victoria Sheppard


Victoria Sheppard
Victoria Sheppard
Senior Officer
Conserving Life in Canada’s Oceans
The Pew Charitable Trusts


Victoria Sheppard is a senior officer with Pew’s northern oceans conservation project in Ottawa (on traditional unceded territory of the Anishnaabeg people), where she works with partners to ensure progress toward Canada’s marine conservation goals, from marine protection to sustainable fishing to low-impact shipping, particularly in the Arctic.

Before coming to Pew, Sheppard held various roles with the Canadian government in Ottawa, including deputy director of international regulatory cooperation with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and acting manager of marine conservation with Fisheries and Oceans Canada, where she worked on policy development and on establishment of Canada’s network of marine protected areas. Most recently, she worked in the trade group at Canada’s mission to the European Union. 

Sheppard holds a bachelor’s degree in marine and freshwater biology from the University of Guelph and a master’s degree in environmental studies from Dalhousie University, both in Canada.