Michael Mascia is a World Wildlife Fund Senior Conservation Fellow and a Social Scientist with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. His research focuses on natural resource governance and environmental policy, particularly marine protected areas (MPAs) in coral reef systems. A former AAAS Fellow and NSF grant recipient, Mike has research and policy experience in the United States, Caribbean, Central America, South Pacific, West Africa, and Southeast Asia. He has also provided technical support to numerous government agencies, conservation organizations, and donors. Mike currently serves on the Editorial Board for the journal Conservation Biology and as chair of the Society for Conservation Biology's Social Science Working Group (SSWG). He holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Politics and Policy from Duke University and a bachelor's degree in Biology and Government from Bowdoin College.