Emily Menashes is the Deputy Assistant Administrator for Operations for NOAA Fisheries. As DAA for Operations she provides oversight of the agency’s budget as well as its facilities operations nationally. She also oversees the headquarters offices of Human Capital Management; International Affairs, Trade and Commerce; Law Enforcement; Aquaculture; Policy; Communications; EEO; and the implementation of the National Seafood Strategy.
Menashes has 24 years of experience working within the federal government on a wide range of coastal and ocean conservation and management issues. She held leadership-level positions across several line offices including NOAA Fisheries, NOAA Ocean Service, and NOAA Research. She also completed a year-long assignment to the White House Council on Environmental Quality as the Deputy Director for Ocean and Coastal Policy. Menashes holds an M.S. in Marine Resource Management from Oregon State University and a B.A. in Biology and Environmental Studies from Bowdoin College.