Marine Scientist, Fisheries
Julia Singer is excited to combine her policy and science experience to help Oceana achieve its campaign goals to protect the North Atlantic right whale, defend domestic fishery management law, and stop the sale of shark fins.
She completed her Master of Public Policy at American University where she focused on international environmental policy. During this program, she worked with government and consulting groups to gain hands-on policy analysis experience before joining Oceana in August of 2021. Prior to moving to D.C., Julia earned a B.S. in Marine Biology with a concentration in conservation and a minor in sustainability from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. She participated in research projects spanning environmental psychology, the upside-down jellyfish, mangrove restoration, sea grass monitoring, coral reef habitat assessments, and rural environmental impact assessments in Australia, Belize, and the Eastern United States. Julia found her passion for fisheries policy during her honors thesis where she worked with the North Carolina crab fishery using blue crab morphometric analyses to influence bycatch reduction devices designed to protect the diamondback terrapin.