Elizabeth Wilson

Elizabeth Wilson
Elizabeth Wilson
Senior Director
Environmental Policy
The Pew Charitable Trusts


Elizabeth Wilson leads Pew’s crosscutting environmental policy team, focusing on securing policy change in multilateral forums such as the United Nations and the World Trade Organization. She also oversees Pew’s flood-prepared communities project, which aims to address flooding in the United States. Previously, Wilson worked on Pew’s global shark conservation initiative, where she managed policy development and outreach in international forums.

Before joining Pew, Wilson 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 dealing with the socioeconomic impacts of fisheries, among others.

Wilson holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Loyola University Maryland and a master’s in environmental management, with a concentration in coastal environmental management, from Duke University.

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