COL Staff Directory
|Position/Title||Program Specialist, GoMRI|
|Department||Research and Education|
Suzanne Garrett serves as the Scientific Program Coordination Lead for the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference. As a 'professional cat-herder,' she brings experience in program management, planning and partnership building to Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI). Suzanne's interest in conveying marine conservation science and policy to new audiences is evident throughout her career.
Previously, she worked at the International Union for Conservation of Nature, creating unique opportunities for the DC Marine Community to interact in meaningful and collaborative ways, present research, and to learn about topics ranging from coral to shipping. Suzanne has worked on Oceana's deep-sea coral campaign and helped establish their 'Dive into Ocean Conservation' program, which engaged the Scuba diving community in marine conservation. An avid diver herself, she hopes to one day dive Pulley Ridge off the Florida Gulf Coast. Suzanne has a BS in Biochemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Masters in Marine Affairs and Policy from the University of Miami, where her research focused on coral reef conservation policy.