Meghan Massaua, Mediator and Program Manager

Meghan Massaua is a Mediator and Program Manager at Meridian Institute and is based in the organization’s Washington, D.C. office. Ms. Massaua has more than seven years of experience in marine science and policy, including expertise in ocean policy, coastal management, fisheries, marine energy, and collaborative process design. At Meridian, Ms. Massaua’s primary responsibilities involve support for the Joint Ocean Commission Initiative and process design and facilitation of regional ocean planning efforts.

Previously, Ms. Massaua was a contractor with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Wind and Water Power Technologies Office, where she worked to catalyze the development of the offshore wind industry and represented the Department in regional and national ocean policy forums. She has also worked for Washington Sea Grant, coordinating a collaborative planning effort to develop the Port Susan Marine Stewardship Area; the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, piloting a research program on estuarine shellfish populations; and the Maria Mitchell Association, a Nantucket-based nonprofit, researching the local bay scallop population and educating the public.

Ms. Massaua is a graduate of the University of Washington’s School of Marine and Environmental Affairs, where she received a Masters of Marine Affairs. Her thesis addressed the use of science in collaborative marine management.