Amalia Alberini

Amalia Alberini

Career Interests

Ocean international policy, Marine Protected Areas, Project management of marine projects, Marine mammal research and policy
Employment Sought:
Permanent Position


Master of Coastal Environmental Management, May 2018
Nicholas School of the Environment
Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
Master Thesis: Developing further understanding of Important Marine Mammal Areas and Marine Mammal Migratory Connectivity in Areas Within and Beyond National Jurisdiction (Supervisors: Dr. Patrick N. Halpin, Dr. Daniel Dunn)
Bachelor of Science, Juen 2014
University Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France 
Major: Licence de Sciences et Technologies, Sciences du Vivant 

Professional Experience

Communications Intern, MAVA Fondation pour la nature
Contribution to the development of MAVA communication strategy by providing a situation analysis for the Mediterranean programme and developing proposals of communication materials.
Duke MGEL/Important Marine Mammal Areas Liaison Research Assistant, Duke University Marine Geospatial Ecology Lab (MGEL)
Global Ocean Biodiversity Initiative. Supervisor: Dr. Patrick N. Halpin. September 2016- present.
Communication Officer, CYCLADES LIFE project, WWF Greece
Management of: media relations, preparation of news items and press releases, organization of public events and exhibits, design and implementation of local engagement activities, preparation of funding proposals, coordination of the Consortium of Stakeholders of the Gyaros Marine Protected Area. October 2015- July 2016. 
Host organizer, “Building the Next Generation of Leadership in Marine Conservation - a Learning Forum - Second Part” Seminar, WWF Mediterranean Project Office and National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Syros, Greece
Training Network for Marine Protected Areas and Sustainable Economic Activities in the Mediterranean. May 2016. 
Researcher, Pelagos Cetacean Research Institute, Athens, Greece
Researched the stomach contents of cetaceans of the Ionian and the Aegean Sea. October 2014- March 2015  
Coordinator, Society for the Environment & Cultural Heritage, Athens, Greece
Coordinated the 10th Annual Film Festival of Ecological Documentaries. October 2012- February 2013.

Other Experience

Marine Planning Advancement Training, Duke University Marine Laboratory, Nicholas School Executive Education, January 2017
Environmental Interpretation Training of the Certified Interpretive GuideEuropean Association for Heritage Interpretation (Interpret Europe), Parnitha, Greece, April 2016 
Certificate on Monitoring of Marine Turtle Nesting and Conservation on BeachesCouncil of Europe and Cyprus Wildlife Society, Larnaca, Cyprus, July 2015                                    
SEA Semester Degree in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation (Merit-based scholarship)Sea Education Association (SEA), Woods Hole, MA, USA, March- June 2015
Master-level course on Mediterranean EcologyOceanological Observatory of Banyuls-Sur-Mer, Arago Laboratory, France, July 2014  
International Representative, Duke Conservation Society, March 2017- present

Participant, Implementation of Phase II: Collaborative Leadership Learning ForumWWF Mediterranean office & NOAA, January 2017- present

Coordinator, “Beyond the Basics: Confronting Acidification in a Changing Ocean” SymposiumDuke University, Ocean Policy Working Group, September 2016- present

Student Member, International Relations CommitteeThe Society for Marine Mammalogy, September 2016- present

Nereus Scientific & Technical Briefs on Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction series. 
Dunn, D.C., G.O. Crespo, M. Vierros, D. Freestone, E. Rosenthal, S. Roady, A. Alberini, A.-L. Harrison, A. Cisneros, J.W. Moore, M. R. Sloat, R. Caddell, P.N. Halpin. “Adjacency: How legal precedent, ecological connectivity, and traditional knowledge inform our understanding of proximity” presented at the third   meeting of the Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction Preparatory Committee 
22nd Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Canada October 2017
31th Annual Conference of the European Cetacean Society, Denmark, May 2017
4th International Conference of Marine Mammal Protected Areas, Mexico, November 2016            


community-based management
international development policy
marine protected areas management
program management
project management

Graduation Date

May 2018

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Preferred Sector

Non-profit / NGO
State / Local Government