Emma Barnes

World Wildlife Fund

Emma Barnes is an oceans communicator for the WWF-US Oceans goal team. She contributes to internal and external stories regarding conservation of mangroves, coral reefs, and fisheries worldwide and local conservation in Alaska’s arctic and sub-arctic waters. For the Global Mangrove Alliance, Emma operates the website, social media pages, and newsletter.

Prior to her role at WWF, Emma studied multimedia communications and marine toxicology within the RECOVER consortium—a Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative group working to understand the impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on sports fish.

A native of suburban Detroit, Emma has a Master of Science degree in Environmental Science from the University of North Texas and a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology and Environmental Science from Miami University.