Meghan joined the Packard Foundation’s Conservation and Science team as a Research Officer in March 2017 and became Program Officer in July 2020.
At the Foundation, she conducts extensive in-depth research and analysis for critical or exploratory initiatives and strategies within the Foundation’s ocean conservation program. She also supports the ocean conservation and science program staff on monitoring and evaluation to improve organizational learning.
Prior to joining the Foundation, Meghan held the position of Retail Division Director at the sustainable seafood consultancy FishWise, where she led North American retail business engagement, including partnerships with Albertsons and Target. Meghan has also worked as a state biologist for both the California and Oregon Departments of Fish and Wildlife, conducting California recreational fishing surveys and monitoring rockfish populations in Southern Oregon Marine Reserves. Meghan has served as an advisor to the Food Marketing Institute’s Seafood Strategy Committee and the seafood industry sustainability group Sea Pact.
Meghan brings experience collaborating with government agencies and the seafood industry, monitoring global seafood sustainability issues and conducting in-depth seafood supply chain evaluations to help buyers and industry executives make informed purchasing decisions.
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.