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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What makes some coral colonies more resilient to warming ocean temperatures? How can fishery managers help ensure sustainable populations of marine life? What do changing conditions in the Southern Ocean mean for the future of penguins? Read More
Coral reefs, mangroves, and coastal wetlands do more than furnish habitat for wildlife and protect communities from storms. These species-rich ecosystems also provide tangible economic value, attracting recreation and tourism that support local businesses. Read More
According to a new study published in the prestigious journal, Nature, scientists have discovered a handful of “bright spots” among the world’s embattled coral reefs that together suggest an improved approach to conservation that includes local involvement in reef management. In one of the largest global studies of its kind, researchers evaluated 2,500 reefs across 46 countries... Read More