Jos Hill leads work conserving freshwater, terrestrial, coastal, and marine ecosystems and advancing policies to improve the resilience of these ecosystems to climate change in California for Pew’s U.S. conservation project. Hill also helps advance the environment portfolio’s efforts on conservation finance. Prior to this position, she led Pew’s efforts to safeguard coastal estuaries, salt marshes, underwater kelp forests, seagrass meadows, and other important coastal and nearshore marine habitat and ensure sustainable fishing along the West Coast. Hill is based in Sacramento, California.
Before joining Pew, Hill was regional program director for the Coral Reef Alliance, where she designed and led collaborative wastewater management and watershed restoration programs across the main Hawaiian Islands. She also oversaw research and development of small-scale ocean aquaculture models in Mexico, Indonesia, and Palau as executive director of Olazul and was founder and executive director of Reef Check Australia.
Hill holds a bachelor’s degree with honors in biology (international) from the University of Leeds, England; a master’s degree in natural resource management from James Cook University, Australia; and a Master of Business Administration in sustainable management from the Presidio Graduate School in San Francisco.