Elizabeth Murdock

Director, Pacific Ocean Initiative

Elizabeth Murdock works to protect important marine areas and species, stop destructive fishing practices, and promote strong policies that conserve our oceans. Her experience in domestic and international wildlife conservation ranges from policy and advocacy work to executive leadership, organizational development, and fund-raising. Before joining NRDC, Murdock ran her own consulting practice, which focused on building the capacity of conservation organizations. She also served as executive director of the Golden Gate Audubon Society in Berkeley, California; managed the Shark Conservation Program at WildAid in San Francisco; and managed a high-profile wildlife conservation program at the National Wildlife Federation in Washington, D.C. Murdock holds a degree in humanities from Yale University. She is based in NRDC’s San Francisco office.