Jimmy is a resource policy specialist with experience in policy analysis and stakeholder engagement.

He has extensive knowledge of policies and regulations related to marine resources and aquaculture, including the Magnuson-Stevens Act and the Marine Mammal Protection Act. He also has experience with environmental DNA (eDNA), including serving as a research assistant and coauthor on several innovative eDNA research studies.

Jimmy has served as a John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellow in the office of U.S. Senator Brian Schatz of Hawaii, where he researched and drafted legislation related to marine resources. He regularly provides research and analysis of policy issues and supports complex stakeholder processes related to contentious policy issues in his role at ESA.