Polita Glynn joined Pew in 2009 to direct of the Pew Fellows Program in Marine Conservation, which provides fellowships to outstanding natural and social scientists, researchers and others around the globe to support innovative projects aimed at developing and implementing solutions to critical challenges facing the world’s oceans.
She directed the Fellows Program from 2005 to 2008 when it was based at the University of Miami in Florida. Previously, she was a freelance project director, educator, media writer and producer specializing in marine conservation. She developed programs and campaigns for organizations such as Biscayne National Park, the Marineland Dolphin Conservation Center, International Year of the Reef and Sea Grant. As an educator, she worked with the Massachusetts State Department of Education, the Miami-Dade County Public Schools and the U.S. Agency for International Development on the design and development of media and multicultural education programs.
Glynn holds a bachelor’s degree in American studies from Bennington College and a master’s degree from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education. She studied film and television production at the University of Miami.
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While many people view climate change as an intangible and overwhelming problem, they can address its impacts on the oceans, chiefly through continued investment in innovative strategies for managing the seas and the life within them. Read More
Eating seafood at every meal for a year probably won’t fill your brain with facts and insights about sustainable fishing, omega-3 fatty acids, or ocean health, but it almost certainly will bring you closer to the subject matter as you investigate those topics. Read More
Improving stewardship of the world’s oceans relies on sound data about marine ecosystems and the diverse life they contain. The quest for such information inspired Kerry Sink, Ph.D., a marine biologist at the South African National Biodiversity Institute, to lead a monthlong expedition in the Atlantic and Indian oceans off South Africa, during which she documented for the first time... Read More