Janice E. Castro

Janice E. Castro currently serves as the Director for the Division of Coastal Resources Management within the Bureau of Environmental and Coastal Quality in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. In this capacity, Janice oversees the administration of the Coastal Zone Management Program and the Coral Reef Initiative in the CNMI, managing their day-to-day operations of promoting conservation and wise management of the CNMI's coastal resources. Additionally, Janice coordinates and networks with local and federal partners, and represents the CNMI on several local, regional, and international initiatives in resource management, planning, and policies, such as the Coastal States Organization, the United States Coral Reef Task Force, the Pacific Islands Regional Planning Body, the Micronesia Challenge, and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme.

Before being appointed as the Division's Director, Janice served as its Grants Program Manager where she addressed and resolved the Division's audit findings and developed systems of internal control and standard operating procedures in order to address oversight gaps. Janice began her post-secondary studies at the Northern Marianas College, where she earned her Associates Degree in Liberal Arts, before transferring to Seattle University where she earned her Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Studies. Additionally, she is an alumnus of the Pacific Century Fellows - Marianas Chapter.

Janice is the youngest of four children and mother to a six-year-old son. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking and baking.

Other Participants of ELDP Pacific Class of 2019

Antonnette Odeurengul Merur
Cheryl-Ann Udui
Crystal Simanu
Erick Paul
Francyne Wase-Jacklick
Holden Nena
Isabela Silk
John Camacho Jr.
Julie K. Sigrah
Katrina Hunkin-Seumanutafa
Laurence Edwards, II
Maybelline Andon-Bing
Michelle C. Atalig
Mitaro I. Simina
Patricia Coleman
Peteru K. Lam Yuen
Pilivesburg Salanoa
Rodalyn May A. Gerardo
Roxalyn Kaminanga
Ryan Camacho
Shaun Suliol
Sherlyn Reynold
Sunny O. Ngirmang
TaAnn Kabua-Demapan
Travis Carbon
Vallynna Gippin
Wisney Nakayama

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