About

Polita Glynn

Polita Glynn

  • Director
  • Pew Marine Fellows Program,
  • The Pew Charitable Trusts
  • Florida

Profile

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.

Recent Work

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  • Fishing Amplifies Forage Fish Collapses

    A new study shows for the first time that fishing likely worsens population collapses in a group of small but important species known as forage fish. Some of the largest fisheries in the world target forage fish, such as anchovies and sardines. These “baitfish” are also a key source of food for larger marine animals, including tuna, salmon, seabirds, and whales. Read More

  • Sea Otters vs. Urchins in Canada’s Kelp Forests

    Fifty years ago, sea otters were so sought after for their fur that they disappeared from the Canadian coast. But now they’re bouncing back and—as seen in this video—competing with humans for the region’s shellfish. Read More

  • Meet the Experts: Polita Glynn, Manager, Pew Fellows Program in Marine Conservation

    Polita Glynn joined the Pew Environment Group in 2009 as manager 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. Read More

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