Eva Lipiec is an Analyst in Natural Resources Policy with the Congressional Research Service. As analyst, she answers directly to Congressional Members and their staff on ocean and coastal questions and topics of interest, such as ecosystem restoration, marine debris, and others. As part of CRS, Eva ensures her work is non-partisan, authoritative, and confidential to best serve Congress and the public. Before joining CRS, Eva served as executive assistant and program analyst at the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration National Sea Grant College Program, as a Knauss Sea Grant Marine Policy Fellow with a committee of the U.S. House of Representatives, as research and scholars program assistant at Oregon Sea Grant, and a geologist with EA Engineering, Science, and Technology.
Eva holds a bachelor's degree in Geology from Bucknell University and a master's of science degree in Marine Resource Management, specializing in coastal hazards and climate change, from Oregon State University. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, stand up paddling, and beach days with her dog and helping at various stream clean-ups in the DC-Maryland-Virginia area.