Tabitha Grace Mallory is founder and CEO of the China Ocean Institute and an affiliate professor of the University of Washington Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies. Dr. Mallory specializes in Chinese foreign and environmental policy. She is currently conducting research on China and global ocean governance and has published work on China’s fisheries and oceans policy. Dr. Mallory has consulted for organizations such as the United Nations Foundation, the World Wildlife Fund, the World Bank, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and the Packard Foundation. She previously served as a postdoctoral research fellow in the Princeton–Harvard China and the World Program and has also worked for The National Bureau of Asian Research and for the U.S. government. 

Dr. Mallory holds a Ph.D. (with distinction) and an M.A. in international relations from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), a certificate in Chinese studies from the Hopkins-Nanjing Center, and a double B.A. in international studies and Mandarin Chinese from the University of Washington.

Dr. Mallory serves on the board of directors of the China Club of Seattle and is a member of the Washington State China Relations Council. She is also a non-resident fellow at the China Africa Research Initiative (CARI) at Johns Hopkins SAIS.