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Frances Lang

Frances Lang has a background in marine conservation and biodiversity, ocean literacy, environmental education, and nonprofit management. Her previous role as the Founder and Executive Director of a San Diego-based nonprofit organization allowed her to gain broad experience in educational program design and evaluation, curriculum writing, and social marketing, as well as fundraising, leadership, and partner development. She has taught in both formal and informal education settings throughout her career and has led professional development courses for educators in the U.S. and internationally.

In her current role at The Ocean Foundation, Frances is working to advance the field of ocean literacy by supporting professional development and networking for marine educators and leveraging the power of behavioral science, conservation psychology, and strategic communications to influence individual action and decision-making in support of ocean health.

Frances holds a Master’s Degree in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation from Scripps Institution of Oceanography and a B.A. in Environmental Studies with a Minor in Spanish from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is a Certified Interpretive Guide and Open Water SCUBA Diver and holds a Professional Certificate in Grant Writing. Frances is an active member of the National Marine Educators Association and has received six awards recognizing her entrepreneurship, innovation, and commitment to community outreach and education.