Winnie Lau

Winnie Lau Senior Officer, Preventing Ocean Plastics, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Hannah MacInnes joins Winnie Lau, Senior Officer, Preventing Ocean Plastics, The Pew Charitable Trusts, at The Klosters Forum 2019 to discuss the issue of plastic pollution and to hear her personal insights on this complex topic.

Winnie Lau is a senior officer with Pew’s preventing ocean plastics project, which aims to propose economically and politically feasible strategies to reduce the global ocean plastic pollution problem. She has also worked on Pew’s international conservation unit, developing strategies, new projects, and partnerships in Asia.

Before joining Pew, she was the climate change science and technology adviser for the United States Agency for International Development’s mission to Sri Lanka and the Maldives. She also served as manager of the Marine Ecosystem Services Program at Forest Trends, as well as a science and technology policy fellow for the American Association for the Advancement of Science at the U.S. State Department.

Winnie holds a bachelor’s degree in integrative biology and environmental sciences from the University of California, Berkeley and a doctorate in oceanography from the University of Washington.