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Marine Fellows


Meet the Team

Nate Fedrizzi Principal Associate

Nate Fedrizzi leads the Pew marine fellows program’s work in East and Southeast Asia and oversees outreach to stakeholders and the public. Before joining Pew, Fedrizzi coordinated the production of a science education web series at the Smithsonian Science Education Center and oversaw a pilot environmental DNA monitoring program for invasive species at The Nature Conservancy. He has experience working in renewable energy, science education, marine research, and science media. Fedrizzi holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Hamilton College, where he was a William M. Bristol Fellow, and a master’s in conservation biology from Columbia University.

Michele Haynes Principal Associate

Michele Haynes leads the Pew marine fellows program’s application process and grants management and also assists with program management. Before joining Pew, Haynes led a partnership between the Conservation Finance Network and the Department of Defense’s Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration Program to promote innovative and effective conservation funding and financing strategies. Previously, she managed all projects in Louisiana financed by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund, which supports restoration of natural resources affected by the Deepwater Horizon spill. Haynes holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from the College of William & Mary and a master’s in environmental science and policy from Johns Hopkins University.

Justin Shapiro Associate I

Justin Shapiro works across all areas of grants and program management for the Pew Fellows Program in Marine Conservation. Before joining Pew, Shapiro coordinated fisheries science and restoration goals as environmental management staff at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Chesapeake Bay office. His areas of focus included oyster restoration, blue crab fisheries management, and the conservation of critical fish habitat. Previously, Shapiro completed a year of service in the Chesapeake Bay Trust’s Conservation Corps program, where he served as program staff for the National Wildlife Federation’s mid-Atlantic community conservation and resilience team. Shapiro holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental science and policy from the University of Maryland.