Angela Noakes is the Senior Officer, U.S. Policy in the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Washington, D.C. office. As part of WCS’s Federal Affairs team, Angela has worked on variety of international and domestic conservation issues, including the federal budget, wildlife trafficking, endangered species protection, and marine conservation. Before joining WCS, Angela was a Sea Grant Knauss Legislative Fellow in the office of Senator Edward J. Markey in Washington, D.C., where her portfolio focused on marine conservation. Angela earned her J.D. from the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington and Bachelor’s degrees in Environmental Management and Government from the University of Redlands in Redlands, California.