Elizabeth Wilson is an officer on Pew's Global Shark Conservation campaign, where she assists in overseeing a team of regional and country-based organizers around the world. She joined Pew in 2011. Wilson leads the development of the campaign’s policy positions and day to day operations related to international forums including the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and the regional fisheries management organizations (RFMOs).
Before joining Pew, Wilson worked on science and policy issues related to marine wildlife, including sharks, at Oceana. This work included developing policy positions and advocating for improved conservation of marine wildlife at national, regional and international levels. She also worked for the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission where she coordinated the efforts of the committees responsible for protected species and socioeconomics, among others.
Wilson holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Loyola College and a master’s degree in Environmental Management, with a concentration in Coastal Environmental Management, from Duke University.