Ignite Talks by Libby Jewett

Libby Jewett


Dr. Elizabeth (Libby) Jewett, is the first director of NOAA's Ocean Acidification Program. Prior to being selected as the Ocean Acidification Program Director, she led the nation's only two national hypoxia research funding programs as Hypoxia Research Program manager at the Center for Sponsored Coastal Ocean Research in NOAA's National Ocean Service. In this role, she has strived to make the funded science relevant to the management of coastal ecosystems, especially in the Chesapeake Bay and northern Gulf of Mexico.

For the past two years, she has represented NOAA on the ocean acidification interagency working group (under the National Science and Technology Council's Subcommittee on Ocean Science and Technology) where she helped develop an ocean acidification strategic research plan for the nation.

Jewett earned a Ph.D in biology at the University of Maryland, a Master of Public Policy at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, and a B.A. at Yale University. She is an adjunct professor of biology at George Washington University.

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