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CHOW Lunch Reception

Join WAN at this year's Capitol Hill Oceans Week (CHOW). Save the date for our June 4 lunchtime panel from 12:15-1:15pm.

The Women’s Aquatic Network (WAN) and Sea Grant Association, along with cosponsors Coastal States Organization and the National Parks Conservation Association, are hosting a brown bag lunch discussion on increasing diversity, equity and inclusion in the marine, coastal, and ocean science workforce. Recent technological breakthroughs, changes in demographics and societal trends, and climate change are impacting the ocean, marine, and coastal science workforce. The opportunities offered by these changes can be captured by the full and complete participation of women, minorities, and people with disabilities who are trained with skills of the 21st century. Capitalizing opportunities offered by these changes will also require managing a diverse workforce and fostering respectful and inclusive work environments. This session will focus on changing workforce trends, and the challenges and opportunities that they offer with respect to the participation of women, minorities, and people with disabilities in ocean, marine, and coastal science.


Jacques (“Jack”) Oliver (Moderator), executive board member of the Women’s Aquatic Network and senior regulatory scientist with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

Tiffany Crawford, Environmental Scientist for the Office of Water, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Lisa Rom, Program Director for the Division of Ocean Sciences and the Office of Polar Programs, National Science Foundation

Trystan Sill, Program Manager for Work2Live WELL, Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Owner of Hilltop Life, LLC & Certified Life Coach

Whitney Tome, Executive Director of Green 2.0. Principal at The Raben Group

Thank you to our cosponsors!

Sea Grant Association, Coastal States Organization

National Parks Conservation Association

 More info about CHOW here.

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Earlier Event: May 23
6th Annual MTS Reception
Later Event: June 8
World Oceans Day Clean Up!