Masha Kalinina coordinates Pew's cross-campaign efforts with the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). She works to ensure that the nations that are parties to the CBD adopt an ambitious global biodiversity strategy in 2020 that sets targets to maintain large portions of the planet in their natural state.
Before joining Pew, Kalinina worked for Humane Society International to protect elephants, lions, leopards, polar bears, and other species through the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals, and the U.S. Endangered Species Act.
Kalinina holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from George Washington University and a Juris Doctor from the William & Mary Law School.