Director, Marine and Coastal Conservation
Erika Feller is Director of Marine and Coastal Conservation for the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. Prior to this she served as Director of North American Fisheries for The Nature Conservancy, promoting fisheries co-management and improving fishery science and data to support management, and as Deputy Assoc. Director for Ecosystems at the White House Council on Environmental Quality where she led CEQ’s efforts on large scale ecosystem restoration. At TNC she worked with California fishermen and community leaders to catalyze a change in the industry to more sustainable harvest practices in order to protect rich biodiversity and ocean habitats off California’s central coast; and, with Congress and federal agencies to increase public funding for habitat restoration, fisheries and coral reef conservation. Before joining TNC, she was Senior Legislative Assistant for Congressman Wayne T. Gilchrest where she worked as the principal staff person for a wide range of environment and natural resource management policy issues. Erika received a M.S. in Natural Resource Economics from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and a B.A. in Economics from Saint Mary’s College of Maryland.