Chris Robbins is Senior Manager of Restoration Planning in the Gulf Restoration Program. 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 with his family. Chris was working for Ocean Conservancy when the infamous BP oil disaster occurred in April 2010. Since then, he has been advocating for an enduring, science-based restoration effort in the Gulf of Mexico.