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Dawn Borg Costanzi Senior Officer

Dawn Borg Costanzi supports Pew’s international fisheries project by helping regional stakeholders coordinate their efforts with the aim of deterring illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing. In doing so, she works with states and external partners to foster collaboration, adopt robust policies, facilitate the exchange of information, and enhance collective capacity for effective enforcement and compliance.

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Andrew Clayton Project Director

Andrew Clayton directs Pew’s ecosystem conservation and fisheries work, which aims to improve ecosystem resilience through better international fisheries governance, using science-based policy development and advocacy.

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Robin Davies Officer

Robin Davies leads Pew’s efforts to improve compliance by regional fisheries management organizations, a component of the Trusts’ broader international fisheries work. He joined Pew in April 2019 to help manage the ending overfishing in northwestern Europe project, bringing with him more than two decades of international experience in marine resource management, policy, advocacy, and research.

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Vivien Deloge Senior Associate

Vivien Deloge is a senior associate with Pew’s international fisheries project, working with the ending illegal fishing team to support the adoption and implementation of legal and policy frameworks to prevent and deter illegal fishing and protect fishers’ safety at sea. Before joining Pew, Deloge worked as a parliamentary assistant in the French Parliament, where he coordinated the efforts of a working group on oceans and blue economy. Deloge holds master’s degrees in environmental law from the University of Auckland; international and European law from the Université catholique de Louvain; and European studies from UCLouvain.

Laura Eeles Associate

Laura Eeles works with stakeholders on ocean governance and is focused on improving compliance and transparency within regional fisheries management organizations. She has worked on a range of international fisheries issues, including illegal, unregulated, and unreported fishing, and the implementation of the reformed Common Fisheries Policy and the U.K. Fisheries Act. Before joining Pew, Eeles worked with the European Commission and U.K. government, advocating for sustainability in fisheries management. She also worked as an environmental engineer. Eeles holds a bachelor’s degree in marine biology and oceanography from Plymouth University.

Nikolas Evangelides Officer

Nikolas Evangelides is an officer focusing on ending illegal fishing with Pew’s international fisheries team, working mainly on European Union engagement. Before joining Pew, Evangelides worked with Cyprus’ Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where, among other responsibilities, he served as the desk officer for North Africa. Evangelides later worked with the EU’s delegation in Fiji and New Zealand as a political and press officer. He has a degree in international and European studies from the Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences in Athens, Greece, and a master’s in international relations from Durham University in the United Kingdom.

Tahiana Fajardo Vargas Officer

Tahiana Fajardo Vargas is an officer with Pew’s international fisheries project and works with governments, enforcement authorities, and the seafood industry to support regulations and policies to prevent and deter illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing. She leads the campaign’s efforts on flag states’ responsibilities for their fishing vessels and coordinates the campaign’s work in Latin America. Before joining Pew, Fajardo worked for the Dominican Republic’s National Authority for Maritime Affairs. Fajardo holds a bachelor’s degree in law and a master’s in public international law from the Université Paris-Panthéon-Assas and another master’s in international maritime law from the International Maritime Law Institute.

Gina Fiore Officer

Gina Fiore is an officer working on efforts to end illegal fishing with Pew’s international fisheries team. In this role, she manages projects related to the convergence of illegal fishing, criminal activity, and maritime security. She also acts as a liaison between Pew and the military and national security communities. Before joining Pew, Fiore worked for Booz Allen Hamilton, managing illegal fishing and information-sharing projects for the U.S. Navy.She has bachelor’s degrees in history and political science from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and master’s degrees in history and political science from the New School for Social Research.

Grantly Galland Senior Officer

Grantly Galland works on Pew’s advocacy to the regional fisheries management organizations around the world, promoting the long-term sustainability of global fish stocks and the resilience of the marine environment. He previously helped lead Pew’s work on tuna conservation in the Atlantic Ocean.

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Giorgia Galli Administrative Assistant

Giorgia Galli is the administrative assistant for the international fisheries project, where she supports the ending illegal fishing and the ecosystem, conservation, and fisheries teams. Before coming to Pew, Galli worked in the export shipping sector both as an export adviser at Harrods and as a manager at the Canadian startup Inkbox. She holds a psychology degree from LUMSA University of Rome and the University of Barcelona, and a postgraduate diploma in gender, sexuality, and society from Birkbeck University of London. She is also completing a master’s in international human rights law at Birkbeck.

Jamie Gibbon Manager

Jamie Gibbon leads Pew’s work to reform high seas longline fishing—which includes the management of global transshipment—and improve oversight of this important link in the fishery supply chain. He also focuses on efforts to modernize how fishing activities are observed, including through the use of electronic monitoring and electronic reporting technologies.

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Katherine Hanly Manager

Katherine Hanly is policy manager for Pew’s work to end illegal fishing, bringing together policy, technology, transparency, and enforcement initiatives to combat illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing. Before joining Pew, Hanly worked on marine environment conservation, international fisheries agreements, United Nations conventions, public affairs, and government relations. She was executive director of the Anna Lindh Foundation in Stockholm, where she worked to advance the ideas and legacy of the former Swedish foreign minister. Hanly holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh.

Emmanuel Holder Administrative Assistant

Emmanuel Holder supports Pew’s efforts to advance a global enforcement system capable of preventing illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing. He brings his vast experience in working with international nongovernmental organizations and previously worked for Al Jazeera Media Networks/Al Jazeera America. Holder has held consulting and support positions with diverse organizations, including those focused on medical research, clinical trials, and international trade. He also worked on rural development in West Africa and South Asia for the World Bank. He holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and international relations from Boston University.

Glen Holmes Officer

Glen Holmes is an officer in Pew’s International Fisheries program where he leads engagement in three of the world’s five tuna regional fisheries management organizations (RFMOs): the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC), the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) and the Convention for the Conservation of Southern Bluefin Tuna (CCSBT).

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Peter Horn Project Director

Peter Horn directs Pew’s work on ending illegal fishing, bringing together policy, technology, and enforcement initiatives to legislate against this practice and prevent or stop it at sea. Horn joined Pew in 2015 after serving for more than 30 years in the British Royal Navy, where he reached the rank of commander.

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Rachel Hopkins Project Director

Rachel Hopkins leads Pew’s advocacy to improve the management of international fisheries by regional fisheries management organizations. This work includes helping to ensure the long-term health of tunas and other commercially important species while, more broadly, building the resilience of the marine ecosystem. She previously led Pew’s efforts to improve the management of tuna populations in the Pacific and Atlantic oceans and worked to develop rigorous ecological standards for marine fish farming.

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Alyson Kauffman Senior Associate

Alyson Kauffman is a senior associate with Pew’s international fisheries team, focusing on ending illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing. Since joining the campaign, she has worked on reforming transshipment and improving fisheries enforcement. She currently works on international transshipment policy and previously led Pew’s work with Global Fishing Watch. Kauffman’s background is in biophysical oceanography. Before joining Pew, she worked as a fisheries oceanographer for eight years with Radiant Solutions. Kauffman holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental science with a focus in oceanography from the University of North Carolina, Wilmington.

Niya L. McKie Administrative Assistant

Niya L. McKie provides administrative support to Pew’s work with regional fisheries management organizations, which seeks to ensure the long-term sustainability of global fish stocks and the resilience of the marine environment. She previously supported the International Tuna Conservation campaign at Pew. McKie has more than 20 years of administrative experience in higher education and nonprofit organizations. She worked in various positions at Howard University, including budget assistant, office manager, and laboratory manager. She held an executive assistant role at the Black Women’s Health Imperative before joining Pew.

Raiana McKinney Senior Associate

Raiana McKinney leads Pew’s work to modernize oversight of longline and transshipment activities in international fisheries. She also works to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion within Pew. As part of Pew’s shark campaign, McKinney helped shark and ray populations gain international protections through the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora. She serves as a member of the Global Ghost Gear Initiative’s Define Best Practice and Inform Policy working group and the ICES Working Group on Technology Integration for Fishery-Dependent Data. McKinney holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies from New York University.

Selene Álvarez Peña Associate

Selene Álvarez Peña is an associate, using science-based policy development and advocacy, working to improve protection of vulnerable marine species and habitats affected by international fisheries. Before joining Pew, Álvarez Peña worked for the European Marine Observation and Data Network and the Joint Programming Initiative Healthy and Productive Seas and Oceans of the European Commission. Álvarez Peña holds a master’s degree in marine and lacustrine science and management from the Free University of Brussels.

Daniel Schaeffer Senior Manager

Daniel Schaeffer leads Pew’s work on maritime security and military engagement by addressing illegal fishing where it intersects with other maritime crimes. He also focuses on identifying better ways to address maritime security through enforcement of fisheries and ensuring effective maritime governance and the rule of law.

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Daniel Steadman Officer

Daniel Steadman serves as an officer in Pew’s international fisheries project, working to secure progress toward ecosystem-based fisheries management in the northeast Atlantic. Before coming to Pew, he led the development of a portfolio of fisheries work at Fauna & Flora International, a nongovernmental organization focused on conservation, where he also worked on preventing microplastic pollution through political and corporate advocacy. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Nottingham and a master’s in marine environmental management from the University of York.

Jean-Christophe Vandevelde Manager

Jean-Christophe Vandevelde works on Pew’s international fisheries project, with a focus on improving decision-making in the Northeast Atlantic by gearing management toward an ecosystem-based approach. Vandevelde previously served as an officer with Pew’s ending overfishing in northwestern Europe project.

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Ashley Wilson Officer

Ashley Wilson works for Pew’s international fisheries project, providing science and research support for the development and adoption of long-term sustainable harvest strategies. His focus includes the incorporation of precautionary management by regional fisheries management organizations, with additional considerations for ecosystem-based management in the northeast Atlantic.

Esther Wozniak Officer

Esther Wozniak is an officer associate with Pew’s international fisheries project, focusing on advocacy efforts within countries, with regional fisheries management organizations, and with U.N. agencies to ensure the sustainability of global fisheries and improve oversight of longline fisheries. She also works on multiple efforts within Pew to advance inclusion, diversity, and equity. Wozniak holds a bachelor’s degree in marine science from the University of the South Pacific, Fiji.

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Elaine Young Officer

Elaine Young is an officer on Pew’s ending illegal fishing project, working with stakeholders to enhance the effectiveness of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization’s 2009 Port State Measures Agreement. Before joining Pew, Young was a team leader for the U.K. government’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA). Before that, she was a senior policy lead on illegal, unregulated, and unreported fishing legislation for DEFRA. Young has a bachelor’s degree in business studies from the University of the West of Scotland and a master’s in environmental management from the University of Stirling.