Amanda Meyer Bushell

Amanda Meyer Bushell

With experience in research, policy, and business, Amanda is well-versed in the multisectoral nature of food systems. She is interested in the long-term investments that will return benefits to producers and consumers in agriculture and aquaculture.

Career Interests

Investment in Sustainable Aquaculture as a Potential Response to the Increasing Global Demand for Seafood

Employment Sought:
Internships

Education

MASTER OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, May 2018
Nicholas School of the Environment
Duke University, Durham, NC
Concentration: Environmental Economics & Policy

MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, May 2018
Fuqua School of Business
Duke University, Durham, NC

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN BIOLOGY, May 2009
Yale University, New Haven, CT
Concentration: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology – Marine Focus, Pre-Medical Track
Senior Thesis: Morphometric and genetic description of a new epibiont species 

Professional Experience

Communications Consultant
World Bank Group, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Promoted after 18 months to lead communications portfolios on ocean health, pollution and human health and biodiversity with direct links to economic benefits and food security for developing countries with focus in Africa and Pacific Islands. Messaged multi-billion dollar strategy for donor relations with government and public sector. Jan 2013 – June 2015

Ocean Communications Consultant
World Bank Group, Washington, D.C.
Organized partnership management for 150-member public-private partnership (Global Partnership for Oceans) to link ocean health and economic growth in developing countries and incentivize collaboration with international private sector interests in seafood sector. Led communications for Global Summit and Ocean Action campaign reaching 20 million people which helped establish UN Sustainable Development Goal on oceans. Provided editorial guidance and oversaw launch and campaign events for World Bank reports including the Trade in Fishery Services report, the high-level Blue Ribbon Panel ocean report and Fish to 2030 report with focus on the future of aquaculture especially in Asia and Africa. Jan 2013 – June 2015 

Office of the Chair of Marine Science, Program Coordinator
Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, Washington, D.C.
Contributed research and content for National Geographic’s Citizens of the Sea and managed publicity and promotion on radio, print, social media and web. Book is now in its fourth printing and going to be translated into Chinese. Managed marine research expeditions in Panama, Jordan, Belize, Papua New Guinea and US. Advised reconstruction of the museum’s human impacts and conservation exhibit. Sept 2009 – June 2013

Conservation and Success Stories Manager
Ocean Portal, Washington, D.C.
Managed conservation messaging for Ocean Portal (over 1 million viewers a year) with content and web design focused on success stories and youth engagement. Co-founded the Ocean Optimism Project with partners from global oceans organizations. Sept 2009 – June 2013

Additional Information

CERTIFICATIONS & VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES
Smithsonian Dive Program, Washington, D.C. Certified as NAUI advanced rescue and Nitrox diver to 100ft, May 2010
Outreach and Social Engagement Director, Aurelian Honor Society, New Haven, CT. 2008 – 2009
Director and Business Manager, Yale Ex!t Players Comedy Troupe, New Haven, CT. 2005 – 2009
Student Classroom Ambassador, DEMOS Education Program, New Haven, CT. 2007 – 2009 

SKILLS
Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Drupal CMS, WordPress, Social Media, Excel, Research, Media, GIS

Skills

business development
coastal zone management
cost-benefit analysis
environmental economics
fisheries science and policy
GIS
stakeholder engagement
sustainability

Graduation Date

May 2018

Additional Resources

Preferred Location

Mid-Atlantic
Southeast

Preferred Sector

Business / Industry
Consulting