Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association

Dr. Elin Torrell

Director of International Programs, Coastal Resources Centre (CRC), University of Rhode Island

Biography

Dr. Elin Torrell joined the Coastal Resources Centre (CRC) of the University of Rhode Island in in 2002. As Director of International Programs, she leads CRC teams in implementing long-term field programs around the world. She provides programmatic direction and selected technical support within her main areas of expertise: monitoring, evaluation and learning, livelihood development, gender mainstreaming, population and environment, civil society, fisheries management and environmental compliance. Elin has more than 15 years of experience providing technical assistance and leading complex and interdisciplinary projects in East Africa and South East Asia. She is an expert in project management and developing and leading strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation systems that foster learning within projects as well as across multiple projects. Elin has a Ph.D. in environmental studies, an MsC. in human and economic geography and a bachelor’s degree in social science.