Eleanor Huffines is a senior officer for Pew’s U.S. Arctic project, which promotes science-based and community-driven conservation of U.S. Arctic waters, including the Bering, Chukchi, and Beaufort seas.
Before joining Pew, Huffines spent more than 20 years living and working in Alaska, including as the Alaska director for The Wilderness Society. In that role, she worked extensively with local communities, government personnel, and members of Congress to influence policies affecting the environment, subsistence cultures, and sustainable development. She also served as policy and conservation director for the National Outdoor Leadership School, where she spent 10 years guiding people from around the world paddling, hiking, and climbing throughout Alaska and the Arctic. Huffines has been a member of the Bureau of Land Management Resource Advisory Council, the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council, and the board of directors of the Trustees for Alaska public interest law firm, among other nonprofit boards.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.