Ellen Ward


Ellen Ward
Ellen Ward
Ellen Ward, Ph.D.
Conservation Support
The Pew Charitable Trusts


Ellen Ward, Ph.D., works with Pew’s conservation support team, where she focuses on furthering climate adaptation and resilience solutions in the U.S. and internationally.

Prior to joining Pew, Ward worked for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) as an international affairs specialist focused on climate change, water resources, and deep seabed mining, including representing the agency at negotiations of the International Seabed Authority in Jamaica. She previously worked on habitat conservation issues for NOAA Fisheries in Alaska and on water resources management for the Government of Yukon, Canada.

Ward holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from Columbia University and a master's and Ph.D. in earth system science from Stanford University.