Kama Dean is an independent consultant specializing in sustainable fisheries and conservation philanthropy, with a focus on Latin America. Previously, Kama was a Program Officer with the Walton Family Foundation where she oversaw the Foundation’s sustainable fisheries efforts in Mexico, Peru and globally. Kama began her career in Mexico in 2001 as Co-Founder and Executive Director of Pro Peninsula, a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening community-based conservation throughout the Baja California peninsula. During her time working in Mexico, Kama has been instrumental in the formation and development of several campaigns and movements working to secure the future of Mexico’s fisheries, including Impacto Colectivo por la Pesca y Aquacultura Mexicana, the #PescaConFuturo campaign and the fishermen-led conservation network Grupo Tortuguero de las Californias. Kama holds a B.A. in Government and Latin American studies with Honors from New Mexico State University and a Masters of Pacific and International Affairs (MPIA) from the University of California, San Diego.