Kevin Chand is a Program Officer at the High Seas Alliance. He is a self-admitted Law of the Sea nerd and is committed to supporting negotiations towards a strong BBNJ treaty that protects the global commons, providing equitable access and imbued with principles of environmental justice.
Prior to joining the High Seas Alliance Kevin taught International Environmental Law, Oceans x Design and IUU fishing policy at Stanford University. He has held numerous roles at Stanford including Lecturer at the Program in International Relations and the d.school, Design Thinking Fellow at the Law and Policy Lab at Stanford Law, and Ocean Design Fellow at the Stanford Center for Ocean Solutions. He also provides ocean policy advice to several regional organisations in the Pacific.
Prior to moving to the US, Kevin worked as a consultant for the IUCN where he worked on climate change mitigation efforts in Fiji related to the deployment of REDD+ projects. He then entered private practice as a solicitor specializing in environmental and commercial law. In private practice, his work revolved around supporting environmental conservation groups and foundations.
Kevin has an LLM from Stanford Law School, a Masters in Environmental Management from the University of Queensland, and an LLB from the University of the South Pacific.