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october 16 - october 21 // 2022

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Masha Vorontsova

Marine Conservation Specialist

In addition to serving as an advisor to Track Two, Masha is a Marine Conservation professional. She has arranged partnerships with policymakers internationally and in Russia and the former USSR countries, and has a cross-cultural skill set identifying her as a change agent for positive environmental impact and awareness. She has extensive global experience with knowledge on conventions (CITES, CMS, IWC, CBD) and new UN BBNJ, as well as with international organizations IUCN, UN, UNEP, UNESCO, World Bank, and EBRD. Experienced Director with a demonstrated history of working in nonprofit management. Her skills include Nonprofit management, sustainable development, corporate social responsibility, coaching, and governmental relations. Masha has been working with non- governmental organizations since 1994.

Scientist with a Postgraduate degree course focused on fine structure of tunicate larvae from the Institute of Developmental Biology, N.Koltsov. She worked for two years in Viet Nam, on coral reefs ecosystems; for seven months at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, where her collection of Tunicates from VietNam is now stored. She completed a Post Doc at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada on the fine structure, and immunocytochemistry of the nervous system of the tunicate tadpole.