Jos Hill directs Pew’s campaigns to protect marine life on the U.S. West Coast. This includes safeguarding coastal estuaries, salt marshes, underwater kelp forests, seagrass meadows, and other important nearshore marine habitat; ensuring sustainable fishing; and protecting sensitive corals, rocky reefs, and sponges from seabed mining.
Before joining Pew, Hill was regional program director for the Coral Reef Alliance, where she designed and led collaborative wastewater management and watershed restoration programs across the main Hawaiian Islands. She also oversaw research and development of small-scale ocean aquaculture models in Mexico, Indonesia, and Palau as executive director of Olazul, and was founder and executive director of Reef Check Australia.
Hill holds a bachelor’s degree with honors in biology (international) from the University of Leeds, England; a master’s degree in natural resource management from James Cook University, Australia; and a Master of Business Administration in sustainable management from the Presidio Graduate School in San Francisco.