Esther Wozniak helps lead Pew’s international fisheries project, working on advocacy efforts within countries, with regional fisheries management organizations, and with United Nations agencies to ensure the sustainability of global fisheries. Wozniak previously worked on Pew’s global shark conservation project, focusing on managing and conserving sharks and rays in the Pacific region. She also successfully pushed to protect and regulate international trade of sharks and rays at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora. In addition to her conservation work, Wozniak focuses on multiple efforts within Pew to advance inclusion, diversity, and equity.
Before joining Pew, Wozniak worked on the intersection between ocean science and policy at the University of the South Pacific, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
Wozniak holds a bachelor’s degree in marine science from the University of the South Pacific, Fiji.