Faye Matthews

Legal Policy Advisor and Senior Partnership Manager, Mississippi River Delta Restoration Program, National Wildlife Federation

Faye Matthews is the Legal Policy Advisor and Senior Partnership Manager for the National Wildlife Federation’s Gulf Restoration and Mississippi River Delta Restoration programs. As Legal Policy Advisor, Faye provides day-to-day advice, including on issues affecting coastal protection and restoration initiatives. As Senior Partnership Manager, Faye works with various stakeholders in the commercial fishing industry to address challenges in the face of our rapidly changing environment.

Faye came to the National Wildlife Federation from Capitol Hill where she worked on the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources as Legislative Counsel for Senator Maria Cantwell from Washington State and former Senator Mary Landrieu from Louisiana. She also worked Of Counsel at Waltzer, Wiygul and Garside Law Firm in Gretna, LA specializing in environmental law.

Faye is a New Orleans native and holds a Juris Doctorate from Southern University Law Center and a B.S. in Psychology from the University of New Orleans.

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