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Turnipseed, Ph.D.

Program Officer, Marine Conservation

Mary scopes opportunities for the foundation to support work to sustain healthy communities and productive marine ecosystems in the Arctic.

Previously, Mary studied the global seafood market as a postdoctoral researcher at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis and coordinated seafood research and outreach for the Blue Ocean Institute’s From Sea to Table initiative. She also worked at the National Science Foundation’s Long-Term Ecological Research Project at Palmer Station in Antarctica. Her work has been published in Science, Ecology Law Quarterly and Annual Review of Environment and Resources.

In 2010, Mary received a Walter B. Jones Memorial Award for Excellence in Coastal and Marine Graduate Study from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for her doctorate work on U.S. ocean law and policy at Duke University. She also has a master’s degree in biology from the College of William and Mary and a B.S. in biology from Haverford College.

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