Director of Science Policy Outreach
Chad joined COMPASS in January 2007 as Director of Science Policy Outreach, where he works to connect ocean conservation science and scientists to federal ocean policy and management discussions in Washington, D.C. He first came to Washington for a John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship, which he served in the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation working on ocean and fisheries issues. Chad comes to COMPASS from the House Committee on Science, where he worked on legislation and oversight related to ocean science and federal ocean governance. He received a Bachelor's degree from the University of California at Santa Cruz and a Ph.D. in Oceanography from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California at San Diego.