Jennie Dean is serving as the Aquarium’s inaugural vice president of education and conservation. In this role she will amplify and enhance the Aquarium’s work in species conservation and learning for all audiences.
Previously Dean was a program director at the University of California, Los Angeles’ Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, where she oversaw programs engaging the private sector on corporate sustainability and consulted with island governments on sustainable development of their blue economy.
Dean has also worked in the field of marine conservation policy through federal government roles at the White House Council on Environmental Quality and the U.S. Navy and at nonprofit organizations, including the Pew Charitable Trusts, Global Ocean Commission, and National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. Through these, she had the opportunity to engage in a wide range of ocean topics, including marine spatial planning, sea turtle conservation, ocean observing systems, ridge to reef management, high seas governance, and marine debris.
Dean studied environmental management, earning a master’s degree from Duke University and bachelor’s from Princeton University.
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