Michael Crispino

World Wildlife Fund

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“If we’re going to save mangroves we must lift the voices of local communities as they share stories about life in these coastal forests.”

Michael Crispino joined WWF-US in August 2016 and currently serves as communications director for the oceans goal. He previously managed global ocean governance communications at The Pew Charitable Trusts, a portfolio that included biological diversity beyond areas of national jurisdiction, global tuna conservation and ending illegal fishing. Prior to joining Pew, Michael spent nearly five years as vice president of communications and outreach for the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF), which WWF helped to launch in 2009. He began his professional career as a broadcast journalist reporting in communities across the US in Vermont, New York, Michigan, and Washington. Michael holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mass media communications from Plattsburgh State University of New York.