Carolyn Skinder is the Great Bay 2030 Manager. She is responsible for the coordination and support of work groups made up of state agencies, NGOs and private citizens to address a 12-million-dollar initiative to improve the health of the Great Bay Estuary watershed. Carolyn’s career in ocean conservation has taken her from coast to coast in the roles of researcher, educator and ocean advocate. Prior to this position, Carolyn worked for NOAA’s Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary as the Southern Region Program Coordinator in San Simeon, CA. There, she ran an interpretive center, developed education and outreach programs, led statewide citizen science programs and was involved with coastal resource protection efforts in collaboration with state and federal agencies, academic institutions and NGOs. Carolyn holds an MS in Marine Science and an M.Ed. in secondary science education. She has done extensive work with marine mammal protection on the West Coast and cares deeply for all ocean creatures great and small.
Carolyn is happy to be back in her native New England and in her spare time enjoys working with school children, kayaking and partaking in winter sports!