Christine Santora is the Assistant Director for Policy and Outreach at the Institute for Ocean Conservation Science at Stony Brook University, and serves as the Program Coordinator for the Shinnecock Bay Restoration Program. Previously, Ms. Santora was the Project Director of the Lenfest Forage Fish Task Force, a major project of IOCS that developed recommendations and ecosystem-based standards for the management of forage fish populations worldwide. Prior to directing the Task Force, she was employed for five years as a senior research associate with the Pew Institute for Ocean Science where she worked on a variety of fisheries science and policy issues.
Ms. Santora earned an M.A. in Marine Affairs from the University of Rhode Island in 2002 with a focus on ocean policy and endangered species bycatch, and earned an undergraduate degree in Environmental Studies from Providence College in 1998. She has over ten years of experience in the field of marine conservation and policy, and has co-authored dozens of peer-reviewed papers and reports over the course of her career, including a flagship paper, “Ecosystem-Based Fisheries Management,” which was published in the journal Science.