Hi Everyone! I am the director of the Marine Conservation Action Fund (MCAF) at the New England Aquarium in Boston, USA. MCAF is a micro-granting and fellowship program that supports ocean conservation leaders working in low and middle-income countries. We just had our first Fellows Summit last fall and it was wonderful to have 11 of our Fellows share their work and ideas with one another and the Aquarium community.
I love my job! I am very fortunate to work with and learn from MCAF Fellows and Grantees across the world who are making positive change for the ocean and communities, despite facing many challenges.
To find out more about MCAF:
Before starting at the Aquarium 12 years ago, I worked at the Maine Coastal Program. I have a master's in marine biology and marine policy from the University of Maine, Orono where I studied the invasion of the Asian shore crab. Before that, I was a high school science teacher. Outside of work, I enjoy hiking and running with my dogs and spending time with family and friends (these days usually outside or on Zoom!)
I am excited to meet other members and to be part of this great new community!