Mary is a Program Officer in the Marine Conservation Initiative at the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation where her grant making supports efforts to promote the protection and resilience of U.S. and Canadian Arctic Ocean ecosystems and coastal communities. She has dedicated her career to advancing marine conservation and stewardship through research, policy advocacy, and partnering with people most impacted by climate change and ecosystem declines. Before joining Moore Foundation, Mary spent several years studying ways to improve U.S. ocean management and the sustainability of global fisheries and aquaculture. Prior to that, she worked for Blue Ocean Institute (now the Safina Center) and as a field scientist.
PhD '11, Ecology