Polita Glynn directs 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.
Before joining Pew, Glynn 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 Florida Sea Grant. As an educator, she worked with the Massachusetts 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 in administration and planning from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education.