Justin Gulino is NCEL’s Conservation Associate. He is a current Masters of Environmental Management student at Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment. Justin’s degree is focused on Environmental Economics and Policy where he is exploring pathways to strengthen local-international ties within the conservation movement. Additionally, Justin is participating in research at Duke to understand how ocean policy is influenced by funding and actors’ interests.
Previously, Justin graduated summa cum laude from the George Washington University with degrees in International Affairs and Environmental Studies. As part of his undergraduate experience, he studied abroad in New Zealand as a member of the GWU Global Bachelor’s Program and interned at the world’s first urban eco-sanctuary, Zealandia.
Justin’s love for nature stems from his childhood explorations of the local woods and beaches near his house. This passion still burns, and he spends his free time either running or hiking in local and national parks while appreciating the wonders of nature.