Center for the Blue Economy Professional education and research to promote ocean and coastal sustainability

Rachel Christopherson

Program Manager

Rachel Christopherson is the Program Manager for the Center for the Blue Economy. Her responsibilities include tracking CBE finances, planning and executing events, website and social media management, project management, and public relations. Rachel joined the CBE staff in June of 2014. Prior to that, Rachel served for four years as Director of Graduate Admission at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA. Although Washington was beautiful, it was not home, and she returned to the Monterey area with her husband Casey. "I'm so glad to be coming home to the Monterey community and to be given the opportunity to support the Center for a Blue Economy. The work the CBE is doing is amazing and I am thrilled to contribute to this team."

Rachel worked at MIIS from 2001-2010 for the Graduate School of Translation, Interpretation and Language Education as Non-Degree Program Coordinator.


Academic Administration

Community engagement:

Sambahemians (Brazilian drum and dance)-member

Monterey Bay Aquarium Student Oceanography Club--volunteer 2004-2010, 2014 onwards