David Henry joined Pew in 2009 as manager of International Arctic. The project promotes science and community-based conservation of North America’s Arctic Ocean and the resulting well-being of Arctic residents who rely on its natural wealth.
Before joining Pew, Henry was the outreach coordinator for the Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, a partnership between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Washington state’s Department of Ecology. He has held a variety of other positions, including North Pacific high seas fisheries observer for the National Marine Fisheries Service, Puget Sound commercial sea cucumber diver and fisherman, federal biological researcher, environmental educator, county planner and employee of an Alaskan marine service company.
Henry holds a bachelor’s degree in English and biology from the University of St. Thomas and a master’s degree in environmental and science education from Huxley College of Environmental Studies at Western Washington University.