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ANDRÉS CISNEROS-MONTEMAYOR

PHD, FISHERIES ECONOMICS

PROGRAM MANAGER/RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

2014-2016 Senior Research Fellow (UBC)

Andrés Cisneros-Montemayor is a resource economist specializing in applied fisheries management and ecosystem services. His research touches on optimal economic policies, co-management, transboundary fisheries, ecotourism, and small-scale and Indigenous fisheries, always with a view to achieving sustainable resource use in a changing world.

TOMOKA SWEET

PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR

UBC

Tomoka Sweet received a Bachelor of Law degree from Sophia University in Tokyo. After graduating, she was hired by Reuters as a Product Manager for Reuters News and Financial information products. She later joined Weber Shandwick as a PR Consultant, leading media & communication projects for Japanese and international companies. Since moving to Canada, she has held financial, administration and project management positions.

VICKY LAM

PHD, FISHERIES ECONOMICS

PROGRAM MANAGER/RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

Vicky Lam is a Fisheries Economist and is currently working on a global catch reconstruction project. She completed her PhD under the supervision of Rashid Sumaila in Resources Management and Environmental Studies at the Fisheries Centre, UBC in 2013. Lam’s research interests focus on understanding the effect of climate change on the economics of major commercial marine fisheries at the global scale.

VICTORIA PINHEIRO

STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS LEAD

UW

Tori has experience in digital and network communication and a strong background in the marine and aquatic sciences. Prior to joining Nereus, she did strategic communications and graphic design for three different environmental institutes (Rubenstein Ecosystem Science Laboratory, Climate Impacts Group and EarthLab) while pursuing graduate degrees in fisheries ecology and communications in digital media. Tori is passionate about storytelling; strategic communication style emphasizes curated communities, far-reaching networking, and the ability to craft organizational identity online, in print and in person.

PATRICK BOUTET

ASSISTANT PROGRAM MANAGER

UBC

After receiving a diploma in Information Technology and Systems Management, Patrick then went on to complete a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences and Computing Science at the University of Alberta. He has worked in the industry as a Sys Admin and Developer, then in research as a Bioinformatician and Molecular Biologist. Now alongside the Nereus Program, he also consults as a Technologist and Full Stack Developer, a volunteer Bioinformatician, and an IT and Data support Analyst.