Karen Hyun

Vice President, Coastal Conservation

From 2017 to 2021, Karen Hyun served as the Vice President for Coastal Conservation, as well as Director of Water and Coastal Policy, at the National Audubon Society. Karen came to Audubon after working on important conservation issues across the Executive Branch, including as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fish, Wildlife and Parks at the Department of the Interior; Senior Advisor to the Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; Chief of Staff to the Deputy Secretary of Commerce; and Senior Policy Advisor to the Secretary of Commerce.  She also served as professional staff on the Natural Resources Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives. Karen received her PhD in Marine Affairs at the University of Rhode Island, and an M.S. and B.S. from Stanford University.

Articles by Karen Hyun

The Atlantic’s First Marine National Monument Holds Up in Court
January 09, 2020 — The Northeast Canyons and Seamounts will continue to provide safe wintering grounds for Atlantic Puffins.
Climate Change is Already Affecting the Ocean and the Birds That Rely on It
September 25, 2019 — A new United Nations report details the triple-threat that climate change poses to the ocean and its wildlife.
New Bill Would Put Seabirds at Risk
July 12, 2019 — Congressman Don Young (AK) introduced a bill yesterday that would rollback protections for marine fish and harm seabirds.