Ingrid Irigoyen serves as the Deputy Director of the Aspen High Seas Initiative. Prior to joining Aspen, she was a Senior Mediator and Program Manager at Meridian Institute, where she devoted 13 years to the design, management, and facilitation of collaborations to solve ocean problems. Projects included large and small convenings, coalition and consensus building, strategy development, and multi-year multi-stakeholder collaborations around a range of ocean issues. These ranged in scale from local to international levels, and addressed numerous ocean issues, including ocean science and conservation, fisheries management, seafood markets, aquaculture, integrated regional ocean planning, offshore energy, and coastal land management.
Before joining Meridian, Ingrid was a John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellow with the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. She holds a Master of Environmental Management from the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from the University of New Hampshire. She lives in Bethesda, Maryland with her family. She speaks Spanish fluently.