Nicole Bransome Officer
Nicole Bransome focuses on protecting Antarctica’s Southern Ocean for the Pew Bertarelli Ocean Legacy Project through the creation of a network of large-scale marine protected areas around Antarctica.Read More
Johnny Briggs Principal Officer
Johnny Briggs leads Pew Bertarelli Ocean Legacy Project’s international marine policy and science efforts and collaborates with governments around the world to improve marine conservation outcomes.Read More
Christophe Chevillon Senior Manager
Christophe Chevillon directs the Pew Bertarelli Ocean Legacy Project in New Caledonia. He has nearly three decades of experience in New Caledonia, mainly in the public sector.Read More
Emil Dediu Officer
Emil Dediu focuses on outreach to the European Union and its member states in support of creating a network of marine protections in Antarctica’s Southern Ocean. He also supports the Pew Bertarelli Ocean Legacy Project’s work in the Mediterranean region.Read More
Giuseppe Di Carlo Director
Giuseppe Di Carlo leads the Pew Bertarelli Ocean Legacy Project’s global efforts to advance effective marine protections. He has deep and wide-ranging scientific, academic, and hands-on marine management and conservation experience.Read More
Katie Gray Senior Associate
Katie Gray supports the Pew Bertarelli Ocean Legacy Project’s work in the Mediterranean region. Since joining Pew in 2014, Gray has successfully campaigned to protect the waters surrounding the U.K. Overseas Territories of the Pitcairn Islands, Ascension Island, and parts of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. She also manages the activities of the project’s science advisory board, and she is a member of the Great British Oceans coalition. Before coming to Pew, Gray worked at Dow Jones as an assistant to the editors at The Wall Street Journal Europe and Financial News.
Bridget Hickey Senior Associate
Andrea Kavanagh Project Director
Andrea Kavanagh directs Pew’s efforts to protect Antarctica’s Southern Ocean, one of the world’s last great wilderness areas, including frigid waters with species found nowhere else and millions of penguins that depend on krill and other forage food.Read More
Nicholas Kirkham Senior Associate
Nicholas Kirkham works to create a representative system of marine protected areas and improved fishing conservation measures in Antarctica’s Southern Ocean. Before joining Pew, Kirkham published research on deep sea mining in areas beyond national jurisdiction and worked as a U.S. federal contractor providing environmental project support and data analysis on a groundwater remediation site. Kirkham holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies from Utah State University, a master’s in marine systems and policies from the University of Edinburgh, and several National Environmental Policy Act certifications.
Kayleigh Michaelides Principal Associate
Kayleigh Michaelides works on cross-cutting initiatives for Pew’s marine habitat protection portfolio, including coordinating with key stakeholder groups and local and Indigenous communities. In addition, Michaelides supports the Pew Bertarelli Ocean Legacy Project’s regional marine protection efforts in the Eastern Tropical Pacific and campaign efforts in New Zealand. Michaelides holds a bachelor’s degree in marine biology from Auburn University and a master’s in marine affairs and policy from the University of Miami.
Jérôme Petit Senior Manager
Jérôme Petit manages the Pew Bertarelli Ocean Legacy project’s work in the Mediterranean region and France. In doing so, he works with many local partners to develop and advance campaign strategies with the goal of helping to establish and improve a conservation network of effective marine protected areas in these regions.Read More
Matt Rand Senior Director
Matt Rand joined Pew as director of what is now the Pew Bertarelli Ocean Legacy Project in 2013. He works with local communities, governments, and scientists around the world to protect and conserve some of the Earth’s most important and unspoiled marine environments.Read More
Jen Sawada Senior Manager
Jen Sawada provides strategic guidance and project management support for the Pew Bertarelli Ocean Legacy Project. In that capacity, she focuses on campaigns that work to promote a conservation network of marine protected areas, ecological corridors, and fisheries management in the Eastern Tropical Pacific and Pacific.Read More
Aline Schaffar Officer
Aline Schaffar focuses on the Pew Bertarelli Ocean Legacy Project’s work in New Caledonia. She has been a consultant in marine biology, studying humpback whales, marine mammals, and turtles, and has published a wide range of scientific articles and reports. Schaffar holds a master’s degree in zoology from Massey University.
Samantha Suffety Senior Associate
Samantha Suffety supports the Pew Bertarelli Ocean Legacy Project’s work in the Eastern Tropical Pacific and Western Pacific and the project’s engagement at international conferences and events. Before joining Pew, Suffety worked at the U.N. Environment Programme’s North America office, where she planned and implemented regional outreach initiatives and global campaigns, managed institutional partnerships, and supported the establishment of a partnership and business engagement unit. She holds bachelor’s degrees in environmental ecology and environmental science and a master’s degree in community sustainability from Michigan State University.
Donatien Tanret Officer
Donatien Tanret manages the Pew Bertarelli Ocean Legacy Project in French Polynesia. The campaign supports community-led initiatives to protect 30% of the French Polynesian waters and the creation of local traditional marine protected areas known as rāhui.Read More
Luis Villanueva Officer
Luis Villanueva leads the Pew Bertarelli Ocean Legacy Project’s work in Latin America. In 2017, he was part of the team that partnered with Mexico’s government to create the Revillagigedo Archipelago National Park, the largest fully protected marine reserve in North America. Before joining Pew, Villanueva led collaborative marine conservation initiatives in the Gulf of Mexico, including efforts by the United States, Mexico, and Cuba to promote shark sustainability. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from ITAM in Mexico, a Master of Law and Economics from Erasmus University in the Netherlands, and a master’s in public administration from Harvard University.