Brittany Tholan
Conference Chair
MEM, Nicholas School of the Environment and Sanford School of Public Policy

Brittany Tholan is a second-year Master of Environmental Management student concentrating in Coastal Environmental Management and pursuing a certificate in International Development Policy. Brittany holds a B.S. in Aquatic Biology from UC Santa Barbara, where she worked as a research technician for two years monitoring marine reserves in the Pacific. She has authored the most complete list of fishes at Islas Marias Biosphere Reserve, Mexico, to date, identified several new records of deep-sea fish in Palmyra Atoll, and written a survey instrument to incorporate traditional knowledge into fisheries policy in Mexico. In her ongoing work with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the UN, Brittany assesses property-right arrangements in small-scale fisheries and provides recommendations on potential Other Effective area-based Conservation Measures (OECMs).