Stephanie Moura is Director of the Massachusetts Ocean Partnership (“the Partnership” or “MOP”), an independent, broadly representative public-private partnership supporting development and implementation of integrated ocean management for Massachusetts’ coastal oceans. MOP’s work includes serving as stakeholder forum for collaborative problem solving on difficult ocean management issues and facilitating synthesis and development of processes, data and tools to improve the integration of natural and social science with management. (More here).

For nearly 20 years Stephanie has worked on marine and coastal resource policy/management issues and has developed complementary experience in managing multi-stakeholder processes. From 1998 to 2006, she managed large combined sewer overflow (CSO) projects, and the associated public involvement programs, for the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority in accordance with responsibilities under the Clean Water Act to minimize sewage discharges to the Boston Harbor watershed. Prior to that, she spent six years as a project manager and mediator/facilitator with a Boston-based dispute resolution firm. Notable multi-stakeholder projects included managing and facilitating a statewide roundtable on beneficial reuse of biosolids (New York) and facilitating a multi-day workshop to explore ecosystem-based management in the Bering Sea. Stephanie also worked on sustainable fisheries management and habitat issues for a national environmental organization. She earned her B.A. in Marine Biology/Environmental Policy in 1984 from University of California, Santa Cruz and her M.A. in Urban and Environmental Policy in 1990 from Tufts University.