Ingrid Irigoyen, Mediator and Program Manager
Ingrid Irigoyen is a Mediator and Program Associate for Meridian Institute and is based in the Washington, DC, office. Ms. Irigoyen’s primary responsibilities involve staff support for the Joint Ocean Commission Initiative, which is composed of former members of the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy and the Pew Oceans Commission who are working to build durable support for ocean policy reform at all levels of decision making.
Previously, Ms. Irigoyen was a Knauss Fellow in NOAA’s Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, where she worked in a small team to develop legislation to reauthorize the Coastal Zone Management Act. She has also worked for the Seafood Choices Alliance (SeaWeb), a nonprofit trade association for ocean-friendly seafood; MRAG Americas, Inc., a marine resources consulting firm; the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services on issues of smart growth; and for a New Hampshire land use planning consultancy.
Ms. Irigoyen is a graduate of Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences, where she received a professional Masters in Environmental Management with a focus on ocean and coastal policy. While at Duke, she organized a national symposium on the potential for regional ocean governance to become an effective tool for ecosystem-based management. She authored papers on that topic for the Duke Law School and the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions. Ms. Irigoyen also holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Conservation from the University of New Hampshire.