New Hands on Deck, a BayLines Original Article

Jodi Stewart: School Programs Coordinator

Jodi received her B.S. in Biology from University of Wisconsin at Whitewater, and a B.S. Honours in Environmental Sciences from Deakin University, Australia. She joined MSI as an instructor in 2013. Jodi was drawn to MSI’s broad reach of students in the Bay Area and the educational programs aboard the R/V Robert G. Brownlee. She is the primary contact for teachers, schedules MSI programs, and updates and maintains our database.

Melanie Kimbel: Advancement Director

Melanie has built long career in the nonprofit world working primarily for environmental initiatives at organizations including San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory, San Jose Conservation Corps, Sempervirens Fund, Our City Forest and the Girl Scouts of Northern California, as well as for the office of Congressman Don Edwards.  Melanie has a B.S. in Public Relations from San Jose State University. As Advancement Director at MSI, Melanie is responsible for the management and oversight of all fundraising activities.

Carlie Cooney: Land Program Manager

Carlie earned her B.S. in Biological Sciences with an emphasis in marine biology from the University of California, Davis. Before coming to MSI, Carlie worked as a Science Instructor at the Ocean Institute in Dana Point. She joined the Marine Science Institute in February 2013 as a Marine Educator. Carlie now manages MSI’s land-based programs and promotes stewardship and education in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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This article was featured in our BayLines Autumn Edition 2015.

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