Eric DesRoberts is the Senior Manager of Ocean Conservancy’s Trash Free Seas Program, based in Washington, D.C. In this role, he works to empower citizen action, advance new science, and engage industry leadership to achieve the conservation goals and impact of the Trash Free Seas program. This includes working closely with the Trash Free Seas Alliance, a collaborative group of businesses, leading environmental organizations, and academics, to leverage the power of collaborative partnerships to develop systemic solutions to ocean trash issues. Prior to working at Ocean Conservancy, Mr. DesRoberts was a Project Manager with GreenBlue’s Sustainable Packaging Coalition where he conducted research aimed at developing practical solutions, resources and opportunities to integrate sustainability into product and packaging systems. Eric holds an MS in Resource Economics and Policy from the University of Maine where he studied the economic and environmental impacts from bioplastic production and integration into packaging.