Ingrid Irigoyen, Senior Mediator and Program Manager

Ingrid Irigoyen is a Senior Mediator and Program Manager for Meridian Institute and is based in the Washington, DC, office. Ms. Irigoyen’s primary responsibilities involve facilitation, strategy development, process design, and project management for Meridian projects focused on bringing the value of multi-stakeholder collaboration to ocean and coastal management issues, including projects in the United States and Mexico to foster collaboration on integrated ocean policy and management, fisheries, and seafood markets. Previous work has included support for the Joint Ocean Commission Initiative and process design and facilitation of regional ocean planning efforts in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, among others.

Previously, Ms. Irigoyen was a Knauss Fellow in NOAA’s Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, where she worked in a small team to develop legislation to reauthorize the Coastal Zone Management Act. She has also worked for the Seafood Choices Alliance (SeaWeb), a nonprofit trade association for ocean-friendly seafood; MRAG Americas, Inc., a marine resources consulting firm; the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services on issues of smart growth; and for a New Hampshire land use planning consultancy.

Ms. Irigoyen is a graduate of Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences, where she received a professional Masters in Environmental Management with a focus on ocean and coastal policy.