Mary’s grantmaking 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 the stewardship of the ocean for current and future generations. Prior to joining the foundation, she was a postdoctoral researcher at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis at U.C. Santa Barbara. Much of her early training was attained on research vessels in the Atlantic and Southern Oceans and through working at Blue Ocean Institute (now called The Safina Center) in New York.
Mary holds a Ph.D. in ecology from Duke, an M.A. in biology from the College of William and Mary, and a B.S. in biology from Haverford College. Her scientific and policy publications can be found here.
Marine Conservation Initiative