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Teresa Ish


Teresa Ish was born in Fresno, California and raised near Clovis, California. She is of Chinese-Malaysian and Swedish descent. Ish attended the University of California at Santa Cruz, where she earned a B.A. in environmental studies and biology, and an M.S. in marine science. During her graduate studies, Ish co-founded Fish Wise, a nonprofit organization that promotes seafood sustainability.