Abby Furnish

AbbyFurnish After studying International Environmental Policy, working with NGOs and the government on international marine policy, and serving 2 and a half years with the Peace Corps in Panama, I came to Duke to study Coastal Management. My interests center around fisheries policy, marine and artisanal fisheries management in developing countries, social aspects of marine management, and environmental justice.  While at Duke, I had the opportunity to intern in Mexico with an NGO dedicated to community fisheries management, do fisheries policy research with the Nicholas Institute, and work with a North Carolina NGO dedicated to environmental, social, and economic development in rural communities.  I currently work with the Peruvian government as a consultant where my job is to coordinate with stakeholders and local fishermen and help design management plans for a national network of 33 Marine Protected Areas.