Meg Caldwell serves as the executive director for the Center for Ocean Solutions.  She also directs the Environmental and Natural Resources Law & Policy Program at Stanford Law School, where her research and teaching focuses on the use of science in environmental and marine resource policy development and implementation as well as private and public incentives for natural resource conservation.

Larry Crowder is the science director at the Center for Ocean Solutions (COS). He is also a professor of biology at Hopkins Marine Station and a senior fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, both part of Stanford University. Previously, he was the Stephen Toth Professor of Marine Biology at Duke University. 

Rebecca Martone is the program lead for COS's Ecosystem Health focal area where she works to integrate natural and social science with policy and management to inform solutions supporting healthy and resilient coastal and marine ecosystems. An empirical ecologist, Rebecca's work has focused on ecosystem-based management and ecosystem services research. 

Marianne DiMaggio is an administrative associate at the Center.  She supports the administrative needs of the Science Director, Larry Crowder, and jumps in on other tasks when they arise.

Ashley Erickson is the education and training manager at the Center for Ocean Solutions. In this role Ashley contributes her deep knowledge of ocean and coastal law and policy issues to meet the needs and challenges of decisionmakers whose actions directly impact ocean health.

Masako Esparragoza is the office manager at the Center for Ocean Solutions.  Masako has worked at Stanford University for over nine years in the capacities of office manager, project coordinator and executive assistant. 

Laura Good is the MARINE Program Coordinator for the Center for Ocean Solutions.  She coordinates the collaborative and inter-institutional professional development activities in ocean leadership for graduate students across seven Monterey Bay area academic campuses.

In her role as program manager of the Fisheries Leadership & Sustainability Forum, Kimberly strives to promote healthy oceans and fisheries through supporting the US fishery management process and building capacity among decision makers.

Eric is the Senior Research Analyst with the Center for Ocean Solutions focusing on coastal climate adaptation. He joined the Center as a Research and Curriculum Development Intern in November 2010 before becoming a Research Analyst in July 2011 and then the Senior Research Analyst in November 2013.

Lucie Hazen joined COS in February 2011 as a research analyst where she works with Science Director Larry Crowder to build COS’s science vision.  To date, she has focused on coordinating COS interdisciplinary working groups and co-organized the COS Ocean Policy course in summer 2011.

John Henderschedt is the executive director of the Fisheries Leadership and Sustainability Forum.

Elodie Le Cornu is a research analyst at COS, where she works on the Human Dimensions of Ocean Planning (HDOP) aspects of our Ecosystem Health focal area.

Lindley is a research analyst at the Center for Ocean Solutions. She is dedicated to working with coastal resource managers and decisionmakers to promote healthy ocean and coastal communities.

Before joining the Fisheries Forum in 2014, Patrick worked as a contractor with Ocean Associates, Inc. in the NOAA Fisheries California Central Valley Area Office in Sacramento.

Chris Pirkle came on board at the Center for Ocean Solutions as the finance and administrative manager in April 2014.  Chris provides finance support to the Center team and heads up the management of the Center’s portfolio of funding.


Rod Fujita is a visiting fellow with the Center for Ocean Solutions, working on Marine Spatial Planning, managing for ecosystem resilience, characterization and control of cumulative impacts, and the development of markets for unpriced ecosystem services. 

Beth Kerttula is a visiting fellow with the Center for Ocean Solutions, where she is working to bring policymakers and researchers from multiple disciplines together to foster engagement on the critical interplay among oceans, climate and society.

S. Hoyt Peckham is a visiting fellow at the Center for Ocean Solutions and the founding director of SmartFish, a non-profit social enterprise based in La Paz, México that incentivizes more sustainable artisanal fishing.

Myriah is a Stanford Woods-Packard Fellow working with COS and the Packard Foundation on projects on the eradication of invasive species that threaten seabird populations of the Pacific Ocean, the mitigation of albatross and petrel bycatch, and the conservation of shorebird habitat along the Pacific Flyway.

Jamie Dunckley is an early career fellow working on the Kelp Forest Observatory, a device located in Monterey Bay that monitors oceanographic data.

Christina joined the Center as a social science research fellow in 2013.  She is an applied social scientist tackling fisheries, conservation, and livelihood challenges.

Molly joined the Center for Ocean Solutions as a law and policy early career fellow in November 2013. She works with local coastal jurisdictions on climate adaptation strategies, focusing on the role that natural habitats play in increasing coastal resilience to sea level rise and storm surges.

Megan Mach is an early career fellow working in COS's Ecosystem Health focal area with a focus on integrating science and management in the oversight of marine systems.

Jesse Port joined the Center for Ocean Solutions as an early career science and policy fellow in January 2013. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Washington School of Public Health, where he was an investigator within the Pacific Northwest Center for Human Health and Ocean Studies.

Sarah M. Reiter joined the Center for Ocean Solutions as an early career law and policy fellow in August 2013.

Lisa Wedding joined the Center for Ocean Solutions as an early career science fellow in October 2013. At the Center, Lisa is working with the Ocean Tipping Points team to quantitatively assess spatial ecological resilience across distinct gradients of human and natural impacts in order to identify ecosystem-based solutions for managing human activities in the Hawaiian Archipelago.


James, a law student at the University of San Francisco, joined the Center for Ocean Solutions in May 2014 as a summer legal intern. 

Pat joined Center for Ocean Solutions in July of 2014 as the website and social media intern for the Monterey Area Research Institutions Network for Education (MARINE) program.

Sara joined Center for Ocean Solutions as the science communications intern in May 2012.  She writes content for the COS website, informational publications and press releases.