Kristin Butler

Associate Legislative Representative Policy and Legislation Team


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Kristin Butler is an associate legislative representative in the Policy & Legislation (PAL) department at Earthjustice. She is based in Washington, D.C. and covers oceans for the Lands, Wildlife, and Oceans PAL team. Prior to joining Earthjustice, Kristin was a government relations representative at Defenders of Wildlife. Before that, she served as a Sea Grant Knauss legislative fellow in the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee.

Kristin earned a bachelor’s degree in Marine Affairs and Ecosystem Science & Policy and a master’s degree in Marine Conservation from the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science.

The Latest from Kristin Butler

An oceanic whitetip shark, Carcharhinus longimanus, swims in the waters off Hawaii.
August 21, 2023

Congressmen Want to Investigate Sharks For Eating Fish

No, this is not a satirical headline from The Onion.
December 21, 2022

A Big Year for Sharks

The work to protect sharks is a daily effort, especially with climate change and biodiversity loss. As the year ends, we're celebrating progress.