Ocean Sustainability and the Need for Diverse Ocean Leaders


Kristen Yarincik

Kristen Yarincik

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Ocean Sustainability and the Need for Diverse Ocean Leaders

August 19

Kristen Yarincik joined Ocean Leadership in 2001 to support the Census of Marine Life and the National Oceanographic Partnership Program. From 2003-2011, she worked full-time as Program Manager for the overall international Census of Marine Life program, coordinating its international Scientific Steering Committee and supporting its national and regional committees and 17 global projects. Kristen currently serves as the Vice President, Research & Education, which includes the following programs, the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative, the Interagency Ocean Observing Committee, and the National Ocean Sciences Bowl, for which she also serves as Director.

Kristen received a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Geosciences from Boston College. Her master’s degree in Earth Sciences from Boston University focused on the paleoceanography of Cariaco Basin (Venezuela) through analysis of cores from the Ocean Drilling Program. Prior to joining Ocean Leadership, Kristen worked as an Associate Producer with Northern Light Productions, a documentary film company in Boston, Massachusetts that works primarily on media for museums and visitor centers. Her documentary projects included Yellowstone National Park, Sitka National Historical Park, Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, and the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History’s African Voices exhibit.