Jennifer Dianto Kemmerly

Jennifer directs Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch Program, working to engage and empower North American consumers and businesses to support environmentally responsible fisheries and aquaculture operations through their purchasing decisions. Jennifer’s role is to ensure collaboration within the broader sustainable seafood movement and maintain the program’s rigor in generating seafood purchasing recommendations. Jennifer has been involved in the marine conservation arena for more than fifteen years. Her experience includes working as program manager for the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership to promote fishery and aquaculture improvement projects and build strategic relationships between the seafood sector and the NGO community.  Jennifer also served as a senior conservation associate for the New England Aquarium, focusing on developing a sustainable seafood initiative and conducting cooperative research with the lobster and groundfish commercial fishing communities. In addition, she has consulted for regional fishermen’s associations across New England. She launched her marine conservation career in Washington, D.C. where she worked at the American Oceans Campaign (now Oceana), focusing on marine fish habitat conservation, and at Environmental Media Services.  Jennifer received a Master of Science in Environmental Sciences from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor of Science in Education from Florida State University. She joined the Conservation Alliance Steering Committee in 2011 with the aim of fostering collaboration and informing the strategic direction of the global sustainable seafood movement.