Dr. Marea Hatziolos is a marine ecologist and a senior coastal and marine specialist in the East Asia/Pacific region of the World Bank. Her work at the Bank includes both policy and operations aimed at improving the conservation and sustainable use of coastal and marine resources. She is a leader in the Bank’s work on Integrated Coastal Management and on climate change and coral reefs. She is also deeply engaged in the World Bank’s new Ocean Initiative, a global partnership that will bring new knowledge and financial resources to restore ocean health and enhance the contribution of ocean ecosystem goods and services to green growth and improved human welfare in the developing world. Dr. Hatziolos received her undergraduate degree in Biology magna cum laude from Wellesley College, and received her PhD in Zoology from the University of California at Berkeley, where she focused on tropical marine ecology. Marea has lived and worked extensively in Latin America and the Caribbean, West Africa, South Asia and East Asia.