The Safina Center

Dolphin and reflection, Santa Cruz, CA.Dolphin and reflection, Santa Cruz, CA.Photo taken by: Carl Safina

Elizabeth Brown – Staff Member

Research Scientist

I have worked with The Safina Center (formerly Blue Ocean Institute) since 2010 as their lead seafood researcher.  I have researched and evaluated the sustainability of numerous commercial fish and shellfish species. I received my B.S. degree in Marine Biology from the University of North Carolina Wilmington and my M.S. degree in Marine Science from Stony Brook University. During my studies I conducted fisheries ecology research on the southern flounder and the California grunion.

At The Safina Center, I direct two other researchers and serve as the principal liaison with their partner, Whole Foods Market. I am thrilled to promote the sustainable sourcing of seafood species, and believe that if we work together to change market demand it will lead to better managed fisheries and healthier oceans.

In my spare time I like to travel and enjoy the outdoors.