Britta serves as the Senior Research Manager for Ocean Plastics on the Trash Free Seas (TFS) Team. She works with TFS and Ocean Conservancy’s Science Team to develop a policy-relevant ocean plastics research agenda and contribute new insights to the growing body of scientific research on ocean plastics, in collaboration with Ocean Conservancy partners around the world.
Britta currently lives in Portland, Oregon and loves the city of roses. She earned her undergraduate degree in Biology at Lewis & Clark College and is completing a PhD in Environmental Science at Portland State University, where she researches the ecological and social dimensions of microplastics in Pacific Northwest bivalves. Britta originally hails from the cosmic coastal hamlet of Homer, Alaska, and has previously worked as a shellfish fishery manager in the Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands region of Alaska, and Marine Protected Area Coordinator in Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands. She loves applying her strong interests in ocean plastics, fisheries and conservation on the job every day!