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Teresa Ish

Teresa Ish

Oceans Initiative Lead and Senior Program Officer, Environment Program

Teresa leads the Oceans initiative for the Walton Family Foundation, which aims to protect oceans through sustainable, climate resilient fisheries.

The foundation works in the three largest markets for seafood to set a global expectation for sustainable fisheries and on the ground with fishing communities to support stewardship of fisheries resources.

Before joining the foundation, Teresa was the seafood project manager for the Corporate Partnerships Program at Environmental Defense Fund, where she worked with leading seafood buyers to develop and implement sustainable seafood purchasing policies. She co-founded FishWise, an early leader in the sustainable seafood movement, and served on its board of directors. Teresa has a master’s degree in marine science and joint bachelors in environmental studies and marine biology from the University of California at Santa Cruz. She recently completed a certificate in Corporate Finance at the Harvard Extension School.

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