Articles by Will Hackman

Will Hackman

Will Hackman is a second-year, part-time MPP student. Will developed a passion for ocean conservation after spending summers in college as a commercial Alaskan salmon fisherman and a winter as a Bering Sea crab fisherman. During the ’10 and ’12 election cycles, Will served as a political fundraiser and campaign manager on four federal races for the U.S. House and Senate as well as a gubernatorial. In 2013, Will joined the public sector conservation community as a marine fisheries conservation advocate. Since then, he has closely worked on federal legislative issues related to domestic and international fisheries conservation as well as federal public lands conservation and clean energy projects. At Georgetown, Will founded and serves as the President of the McCourt school's Energy and Environmental policy student organization (McCourt E&E), he serves as the graduate student representative to the Steering Committee of the Georgetown Environment Initiative, he directs the Young Professionals Board of the Sustainable Oceans Alliance, and Will has an academic specialization in energy, environmental and climate change policy. Will has a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Bradley University in Illinois.


Lessons Learned at COP22

From November 7–18, four Hoyas represented Georgetown at the United Nations climate change conference in Marrakech, Morocco (aka COP22 or simply COP): undergraduate International Politics Major Summer Lyle-Holmes and McCourt School of Public Policy graduate students Laqiqige “Judy” Zhu, Zhihong “Helen” Han, and Will Hackman. Year after year alarm bells are rung by the scientific,…

Five Things to Follow during the U.N. Climate Conference in Marrakech, Morocco

Several members of the Georgetown University community will attend the U.N. Climate Change Conference which began Monday, November 7th. In collaboration with McCourt’s Energy and Environment Association, GPPR will be bringing you reporting and analysis from the conference. Climate change. It’s a thing we all kind of know something about but maybe it’s a long…

A New Approach to Overfishing

Overfishing threatens food security for a billion people worldwide, job security for millions tied to the fishing industry and coastal economies, and the sustainability of many complex marine ecosystems. Modern technologies have spread industrial fishing to the furthest corners of the world, while human populations have exploded, bringing soaring appetites. We have only recently begun…