Ocean Institute Leadership

Overview

Ocean Institute Leadership

Announcement

Dan Pingaro
President & CEO

Hometown: Huntington Beach, CA

Education: Colorado State University

Why I Work at Ocean Institute: My life passion is the ocean, and my life goal is to ensure future generations have the same ocean joy and opportunities that I had growing up at the beach.  My deep commitment to the ocean via my education, research and environmental work dovetails perfectly with the Ocean Institute.  I feel lucky to be at Ocean Institute and to pursue my life passion every day.

Announcement

Mary Lawson
Vice President of External Relations

Hometown: Long Beach, California

Education: University of Southern California

Why I work at Ocean Institute: I work at the Ocean Institute because I believe that the work we do here is both important and time sensitive.  I work here because we are an organization that helps inspire children to be future innovators, problem solvers and environmental stewards.  I work here because I believe in our mission and the positive impact we are making for the future.

Announcement

Wendy Marshall
Vice President of Education

Hometown: Huntington Beach, California

Education: University of Southern California

Why I work at Ocean Institute: The Ocean Institute is a dream setting for an educator who is passionate about education, research, and the environment. Having worked in education for over twenty years, I have seen the power of real-world, hands-on learning experiences and the benefits of connecting young minds to cutting edge research through age-appropriate lessons. The Ocean Institute provides a context like no other for developing curiosity and the habits of mind that will help visitors see the world and themselves in a new way. I work here because the people, programs, and unique resources provide the best context to practice my passion and contribute to the ocean.