Read Official Announcement from John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation: HERE
“Stacy is a champion for the world’s ocean, using science to develop pragmatic solutions for wildlife, people, and coastal ecosystems. What makes Stacy a great scientist and conservationist is her understanding of the importance of integrating cultural practices and science to solve complex problems—specifically the challenges brought on by such threats as overfishing and climate change. And what makes her successful and loved by those who work with her is that she understands more than most the importance of collaboration with her colleagues and with the communities where she works.
“Stacy joined WCS 11 years ago and has grown into a leader on our highly effective Global Marine Program. She is director of our Melanesia Regional Program in the Pacific with a focus on Fiji, Solomon Islands, and Papua New Guinea.