“Carolyn had the responsibility to set up a new office and program in California for the Communication Partnership for Science and the Sea (COMPASS) and did an outstanding job, taking initiative to develop key partnerships, organize strategic events and formulate a plan to address key issues of relevance to the state. Her work was nothing short of amazing. Her excellent people skills, strategic thinking, writing and speaking abilities, organizational and management savvy were much in evidence. Her success in setting up a new regionally focused program led directly to policy actions in the state and to the creation of regionally focused programs around the country. Most recently, through her work with NOAA, Carolyn has emerged as a leader in ocean and public health issues .”

Jane Lubchenco, Ph.D., Professor, Oregon State University. Former Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrator. Former President of American Association for the Advancement of Science. Pew Oceans and Joint Oceans Initiative Commissioner. Founder of COMPASS.

Jane Lubchenco, Ph.D.