Emily Menashes

Emily Menashes is the Deputy Director for Ocean and Coastal Policy at the White House Council on Environmental Policy (CEQ), on detail from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). She provides policy advice on issues related to ocean and coastal resources and coordinates across agencies in support of Biden Administration priorities. Emily brings over 20 years of experience working within the United States federal government on a wide range of coastal and ocean conservation and management issues. Emily’s permanent position is as the Chief of Staff of NOAA’s National Ocean Service (NOS) where she advises NOS leadership in support of safe and efficient marine commerce and transportation, resilient coasts and coastal communities, and place-based management of coastal and marine resources. Previously, Emily was the Deputy Director for the Office of Sustainable Fisheries within NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service, where she led action on complex national policy and regulatory issues regarding the science and management of marine fishery resources and safe and sustainable seafood. Emily holds an M.S. in Marine Resource Management from Oregon State University and a B.A. in Biology and Environmental Studies from Bowdoin College.