COVC Staff

Dr. Linwood PendletonLinwood Pendleton

Dr. Pendleton is a Senior Fellow, Director of Economic Research, and the Director of the Coastal Ocean Values Center at The Ocean Foundation. He has published widely on issues of marine and coastal economics and policy and is a member of the Board of Advisors for the Conservation Strategy Foundation, a member of the Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commissionís Marine Technical Advisory Council, and a Director of the Aquarium of the Pacific's Marine Conservation Research Institute. Before joining the Ocean Foundation, Dr. Pendleton was a tenured Associate Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering at UCLA and retains an adjunct position there. Dr. Pendleton has advanced degrees in Ecology from Princeton, Public Policy from Harvard, and a doctorate from Yale's School of Forestry and Environmental studies. For a CV and publications please click here.


Sharon KhanSharon Khan
Program Associate for Development and Research

Sharon Khan is the Program Associate for Development and Research for the Coastal Ocean Values Center (COVC), assisting Director Linwood Pendleton in developing partner relationships and funding mechanisms, and in creating and facilitating communities of practice. Sharon also assists Dr. Pendleton and COVCís research team with data collection and analysis. Sharon has an MSc in Applied Environmental Economics from Imperial College, London and a BA in Economics from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. Before joining COVC, Sharon launched the Clean Water Economics Initiative with Waterkeeper Alliance and continues to work half-time as the Staff Economist for the Waterkeeper Alliance. Sharon has been an Economics Fellow at Waterkeeper Alliance and an intern with the World Health Organizationís South East Asia Regional Office of Water, Sanitation and Health in New Delhi India.