Kiya Bibby

Senior Science Officer


Kiya Bibby is an environmental problem-solver with a background in interdisciplinary science and policy at state and federal levels. As the lead of OST’s Legislative Science Services program, she brings savvy, policy-relevant, and solution-focused science advice to members and staff in the Legislature. Kiya believes in the benefits of healthy oceans for both nature and people and she brings energy and authenticity to this work. Since joining OST, she has worked on a range of topics including microplastics, equity & living shorelines, and the halibut fishery.

Prior to joining the OST team in 2019, Kiya served as Associate Director of Development for UC Santa Barbara. Kiya was a 2014 John A. Knauss Fellow with the US House of Representatives, where she managed an ocean and climate portfolio for former Congresswoman Lois Capps (CA-24).

Kiya holds a Masters of Environmental Science & Management from the Bren School at UC Santa Barbara and a B.A. in Biology from Lewis & Clark College.

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