Guinnevere (Winnie) Roberts works to protect ocean biodiversity as part of Pew’s seabed mining project, which is working with the International Seabed Authority (ISA) to ensure that strong, science-based rules for mining the deep sea are agreed to before any extractive activity begins. Roberts works with the ISA secretariat and member governments, observers, and scientists to develop effective, precautionary mining regulations that protect ocean biodiversity.
Before joining Pew, she was director of multilateral affairs for the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief; worked with the U.S. Agency for International Development on combating tuberculosis; and represented the United States in a range of organizations, including the Joint U.N. Program on HIV/AIDS, UNESCO, and the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime. She also worked for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Roberts has a bachelor’s degree in political science from Yale University and a doctorate in zoology and ecology, evolution, and conservation biology from the University of Hawaii.