The Safina Center

Serengeti of penguins, Salisbury Plain, Falkland Islands.Serengeti of penguins, Salisbury Plain, Falkland Islands.Photo taken by: Carl Safina


The Safina Center staff includes scientists, writers, and dedicated conservationists – all with a deep passion for our shared ocean.

Carl Safina – Founding President

Dr. Safina co-founded Blue Ocean Institute in 2003. He now works mainly to help highlight and explain how the ocean is changing and what that means for wildlife and for people.
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Jesse Chapman-Bruschini – Vice President

Jesse Chapman-Bruschini serves as The Safina Center’s Vice President, where she oversees the operations of the organization with a strong focus on communications, publications, events, fundraising, donor and other partner relations.
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Meg Smith – Project Manager

Meg Smith started working with The Safina Center (formerly Blue Ocean Institute) in 2007, and now serves as Project and Social Media Manager.
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Mayra Marino – Business Manager

I’m in charge of financing, bookkeeping, overseeing operations, and providing primary administrative support for The Safina Center staff.
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Elizabeth Brown-Hornstein – Research Scientist

I have worked with The Safina Center since 2010 as their lead seafood researcher. I direct two other researchers and serve as the principal liaison with their partner, Whole Foods Market.
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