Meredith Lopuch is a program officer for the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation’s Marine Conservation Initiative.
Before coming to the Foundation, Meredith spent more than a decade working on international marine fisheries and market-based conservation solutions at the World Wildlife Fund. Most recently, she served as director of their Major Buyer Initiative. Through this initiative Meredith worked with major seafood buyers such as Walmart, SYSCO, Kroger, SUPERVALU, Costco, and King and Prince to encourage and assist them in using their purchasing power to secure seafood from environmentally sustainable sources, to assess current seafood supply chains for sustainability of supply, and to use their supply chain to improve fisheries around the world. Earlier, she worked as deputy director of WWF’s Sustainable Seafood Initiative, and prior to that was a senior program officer in their Fisheries program. Throughout this period Meredith helped fisheries globally through fishery improvement efforts and MSC certification. Key accomplishments include helping the first Japanese fishery and the first tuna fishery to become MSC certified.
Meredith holds an M.S. from Stanford in earth systems science with a focus in marine conservation, fisheries science, and environmental economics. She also holds a B.S from Stanford in biology with a focus in marine biology, and a B.A. in economics.