The Team: Cheryl Chen

Cheryl Chen, Operations Director

A management professional and human geographer, Cheryl has over 9 years of experience in developing collaborative and technology-based solutions to marine conservation and fisheries management issues. Her expertise is in organizational management/operations, project management, design and visioning of technology solutions, and managing strategic partnerships across NGOs, government agencies, seafood businesses, and fishing communities. Previously, she was Director of Client Services at Point 97, a fisheries focused mobile technology firm, and a Project Manager at Ecotrust, an environmental and community development organization. At both organizations she specialized in orchestrating large-scale multi-stakeholder projects centered on the development and implementation of fisheries and marine management data-collection solutions. She received her Ph.D. in Geography from the University of California, Santa Barbara.