Project

Protecting Coastal Wetlands and Coral Reefs

Simon Reddy

Director
Environment International

Simon Reddy directs Pew’s protecting coastal wetlands and coral reefs project, along with the preventing ocean plastics initiative. Previously, he led the Pew Bertarelli Ocean Legacy Project’s work in the United Kingdom, part of a larger initiative with the goal of increasing the number of fully protected parks in the sea from nine to 15 by 2022.

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Thomas Hickey

Senior Officer
Protecting Coastal Wetlands and Coral Reefs

Thomas Hickey supports Pew’s protecting coastal wetlands and coral reefs project and is responsible for leading engagement with a range of stakeholders, including nongovernmental organizations, scientific partners, government representatives and delegates within international institutions such as the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.    

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Emily Owen

Manager
Protecting Coastal Wetland and Coral Reefs

Emily Owen is a manager with Pew’s protecting coastal wetlands and coral reefs project, which aims to protect coastal habitats by leveraging opportunities within the Paris Agreement. Previously, she managed the Pew Bertarelli Ocean Legacy’s Easter Island campaign, which supported the creation of the 720,000-square-kilometer Rapa Nui Marine Protected Area.

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Stacy Baez

Officer
Protecting Coastal Wetlands and Coral Reefs

Stacy Baez is an officer with the coastal wetlands and coral reefs project. She supports countries in developing the scientific framework needed to ensure strong protections for coastal wetlands and coral reefs. Baez has worked on science initiatives to support the creation of large, fully protected marine areas worldwide, and she also worked to establish Caribbean shark sanctuaries.

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Courtney Durham

Senior Associate
Protecting Coastal Wetlands and Coral Reefs

Courtney Durham is the senior associate working on Pew’s protecting coastal wetlands and coral reefs project, where she provides program support for protecting these habitats around the world that help preserve shorelines, birds, fish, and marine animals. 

Previously, Durham worked at World Resources Institute, where she supported the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change negotiating team and assisted countries’ efforts to develop their nationally determined contributions under the Paris Agreement. 

She holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations and Spanish from Ohio Wesleyan University and a master’s in environmental management from Yale University.