Associate Director, Government Relations

Ocean Conservancy

Speaking At:
The Changing Ocean and Impacts on Human Health
June 26, 2013 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location: 145B
Topic: Oceans

Watters Presentation

Jeff Watters is Associate Director of government relations for Ocean Conservancy, a national environmental organization dedicated to bringing people together to find science-based solutions for protecting the ocean and its wildlife. Prior to joining Ocean Conservancy in 2011, Jeff spent four years as legislative assistant to U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), where he advised the senator on ocean and fisheries issues and staffed her chairmanship of the Senate Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries and Coast Guard. Jeff also served as a NOAA Knauss Sea Grant legislative fellow and as a Christine Mirzayan graduate fellow at the National Academy of Sciences Ocean Studies Board. He completed his graduate studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, receiving a Masters degree in limnology and marine science where his research focused on endangered sea turtle bycatch in the Hawaii swordfish and tuna longline fishing industry.