Communications Hub Team

Shilpi Chhotray

Global Communications Lead


Shilpi is responsible for the development of communications strategies that advance the goals of the #breakfreefromplastic movement. As Global Communications Lead, Shilpi oversees the Communications Hub team and builds alliances and communications flows between Europe, Asia, and North America.

Since 2017, Shilpi has been instrumental in spearheading the Global Communications Hub, ‘messaging the movement’ with intersectional voices and playing a foundational role in the US arm of the movement.

Prior to joining Break Free From Plastic, Shilpi worked at Mission Blue | Sylvia Earle Alliance to further their mission of igniting public support for a global network of marine protected areas. She comes with a decade of experience in ocean advocacy and conservation policy including coalition building around plastic waste prevention.

She holds a Master’s degree in Earth and Environmental Resources Management, with a concentration in marine affairs from the University of South Carolina, and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Policy and Planning from Virginia Tech University. Her writing has been published in The Economist; Yes! magazine; the Stanford Journal of Law, Science & Policy; Huffington Post, and National Geographic Ocean Views.

Berkeley, California | Email: shilpi@breakfreefromplastic.org