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.
As the director of education and training for the Center for Ocean
Solutions, Adina works to provide decision-maker education, workshop and
training opportunities, and to enhance graduate marine programs in the
Monterey Bay region.
As communications manager, Nora oversees the Center for Ocean Solutions communications program. Prior to joining the COS team, Nora directed communications and outreach for the North Pacific Research Board (NPRB) in Alaska, helping to build a clear understanding of the Arctic Ocean, Bering Sea and North Pacific ecosystems.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Ashley Erickson joined the Center for Ocean Solutions as an early career law and policy fellow in September 2011. At COS, she combines her national policy experience with her legal background in her work on COS’s coastal and marine spatial planning and climate change adaptation initiatives.
John N. (“Jack”) Kittinger is an early career fellow with a background as a human geographer and coastal ecologist with
broad interests in understanding and advancing solutions to complex problems that face society and the ocean
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.
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.
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.
Kevan is a science early career fellow working with the Center for Ocean Solutions’ (COS) Land-Sea Interactions focal area. He completed his Ph.D. in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Stanford University on coastal water quality research with Professor Alexandria Boehm. In partnership with MBARI, this research is the focus of his fellowship with COS.