Kristine Beran leads market engagement across Pew’s international fisheries project, educating the private sector on improved fisheries governance at regional fisheries management organizations, and ways to prevent illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing. Beran works with a cross-section of market stakeholders—including processors, buyers, and industry associations and coalitions—to increase support for better policies and critical reforms needed to ensure sustainable, verifiable, and transparent supply chains.
Before joining Pew, Beran worked for a leading fishing and seafood import company in the U.S., where she was responsible for sales and marketing to retail and foodservice sectors. Beran has conducted research in fisheries in Africa and Latin America for the Rockefeller Foundation and the United States Agency for International Development, and teaches conservation and fisheries policy at The American University in Washington, D.C.
Beran holds a bachelor’s degree in Latin American studies from Goucher College and a doctorate in marine affairs from the University of Rhode Island.