Erika Feller

Director, Marine and Coastal Conservation, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

Erika Feller is Director of Marine and Coastal Conservation for the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation where she oversees a portfolio of conservation funding programs related to coastal resilience and marine fisheries, wildlife, and habitat protection.  Prior to this she served as director of North American fisheries for The Nature Conservancy, focusing on promoting fisheries co-management and improving fishery science and data to support management, and as deputy associate director for ecosystems at the White House Council on Environmental Quality where she led CEQ’s efforts on large scale ecosystem restoration.  Before joining TNC, she was senior legislative assistant for environment and natural resources for Congressman Wayne T. Gilchrest where she worked as the principal staff person for a wide range of environment and natural resource management policy issues.  She was a dean John A. Knauss Sea Grant Marine Policy Fellow.  She received a M.S. in Natural Resource Economics from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and a B.A. in Economics from Saint Mary’s College of Maryland.