Chris Robbins is Senior Manager of Science Initiatives at Ocean Conservancy. Chris serves in a scientific capacity role to the organization, providing technical and strategic support to the organization on a range of issues. He has worked at the nexus of conservation science and policy in an environmental advocacy context throughout his career. Most recently, Chris worked with colleagues to ensure decision-makers used best available science in planning and prioritizing restoration programs and project in the Gulf of Mexico following the BP oil disaster. Raised in Hawaii, Chris’ love of the ocean and interest in conservation formed at an early age. Chris’ career began in Washington, D.C., led him to the Pacific Northwest and then in 2008 to Texas where he currently lives.