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Teresa Ish

Teresa Ish

Oceans Initiative Lead and Senior Program Officer

Teresa manages the foundation’s Oceans initiative, which aims to bring fisheries under good management that protects ecosystems and builds economically thriving coastal communities by leveraging the influence of the largest seafood markets.

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 is in the process of completing a certificate in Corporate Finance at the Harvard Extension School.

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