Meghan Chartres is an Ocean program officer at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. She supports grantmaking for the Foundation’s work to protect and restore the ocean. Meghan joined the Packard Foundation as a research officer in March 2017 and became a program officer in July 2020.
At the Foundation, she supports the conservation and science program staff with strategy, monitoring, evaluation, and learning initiatives that have impact across ocean conservation strategies. Prior to joining the Foundation, Meghan led North American retail business engagement at the sustainable seafood consultancy FishWise. Meghan has also worked as a state biologist for both the California and Oregon Departments of Fish and Wildlife. Meghan has served as an advisor to the Food Marketing Institute’s Seafood Strategy Committee and Sea Pact a group of leading North American Seafood Companies dedicated to sustainable global seafood supply chains.
She holds a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences from California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo and a Master of Science in Coastal and Watershed Science and Policy from California State University Monterey Bay.
In her free time, Meghan enjoys spending time in nature with her family.