Government Services Liaison Officer
A fervent supporter of “data diplomacy,” Vinnie currently serves as Global Fishing Watch’s United States Government Liaison Officer. Vinnie’s background supports the Global Fishing Watch mission with over two decades of experience serving in the U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard where he led, developed, and harmonized data analytics, intelligence, foreign affairs, and cryptology/linguistics programs between a multitude of U.S. government entities. One mission that Vinnie keyed in with while serving at sea was as a fisheries officer and Chinese/Vietnamese linguist with a focus in the Asia-Pacific region.
Vinnie holds a BS from Hawaii Pacific University in Military and Diplomacy Studies with an economics focus, an MA from the University of San Francisco in Asia-Pacific Studies (China track), and several certifications from U.S. Military and Government Institutions in varying disciplines.
When not swimming along with the Global Fishing Watch vision, Vinnie can be found on land practicing yoga, being a dad, and researching Vietnam development initiatives.