Cathrine Pedersen Schirmer
Cathrine is the Senior Marine Policy Advisor for Danmarks Naturfredningsforening (Danish Society for Nature Conservation). Since starting her career with a traineeship at DG MARE, Cathrine has spent over 15 years as an ocean conservation campaigner, working on pressing topics in marine and fisheries policy. Cathrine completed her Bachelor’s degree at the University of Sussex, followed by a Master’s degree in Environment, Development and Policy, where her thesis analysed “China’s role in the global timber trade: examining trade, policy and market-based measures to mitigate socio-environmental ramifications”. Cathrine is fluent in Danish, English, French and German, and has working profiency in Dutch.