Jen Sawada

Jen Sawada
Jen Sawada
Manager, Conservation
International Fisheries
The Pew Charitable Trusts


Jen Sawada directs Pew’s efforts to highlight the plight of sharks from overfishing and to help rebuild their populations through habitat protection and catch and trade regulation. Since joining Pew, she has worked to encourage countries in the Pacific and Caribbean to adopt domestic measures to protect sharks, such as shark sanctuaries, and ensure implementation of these measures.

Sawada previously served as a campaign associate at the American Lands Alliance, with a focus on policy and legislation to protect and restore forests in the United States.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental systems ecology, behavior, and evolution from the University of California, San Diego.

Recent Work