Updated May 22, 2022
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 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, including the Coastal States Organization, the United States Coral Reef Task Force, the Micronesia Challenge, and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme. Janice is also an alumnus of the Pacific Century Fellows -- Marianas Chapter.
Before being appointed as the Division's Director, Janice served as a 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 Associate's Degree in Liberal Arts, before transferring to Seattle University where she received her Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Studies.
Jan 05, 2022Jason
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Mar 14, 2022Monique
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Photos from recent activities hosted by the Pacific and Virgin Islands Training Initiatives (PITI-VITI) in support of conferences, training and leadership development, are available below.