Manager, Lenfest Ocean Program
The Pew Charitable Trusts
Emily Knight manages outreach for the Lenfest Ocean Program, working with staff, scientists, and other partners to link the science being supported by the program to decision makers. Prior to joining the Lenfest Ocean Program, Knight was program director with the California Ocean Science Trust, a nonprofit organization that links science with decision-making in California. There, she developed a series of programs to help managers confront the threat of climate change to coastal and marine ecosystems and human communities, from sea-level rise to harmful algal blooms, and ocean acidification and hypoxia. Knight also led the Ocean Protection Council Science Advisory Team and the West Coast Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia Science Panel. She also worked as the California science/policy coordinator for COMPASS and in legislative policy with the U.S. House of Representatives. She first served as a Sea Grant John A. Knauss Fellow in Marine Policy for Congressman Tom Allen of Maine, and then as professional staff and science advisor for the Water and Power Subcommittee of the House Natural Resources Committee. Emily holds a master’s in oceanography from the University of Maine. You can follow her on twitter @Emily_P_Knight, and she blogs on Medium at https://medium.com/@emilypknight.