Nichola Clark

Nichola Clark
Nichola Clark
Protecting Ocean Life on the High Seas
The Pew Charitable Trusts


Nichola Clark follows the negotiations for a United Nations treaty on marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ) as part of Pew’s campaign to protect ocean life on the high seas.

Prior to joining Pew, Clark worked on international fisheries issues at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and on deep-sea and high-seas research at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies in Potsdam, Germany. She is a member of the sixth cohort of Homeward Bound, a global leadership program for women in STEMM fields.

Clark holds bachelor’s degree in English and in environmental public policy and law, both from Trinity College, and a master’s degree in environmental management from Duke University. She is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Wollongong’s Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security, where her research focuses on area-based management tools and institutional arrangements for the BBNJ agreement.