Daniella Dimitrova Russo is the CEO and Founder of THink Beyong Plastictm, an innovation accelerator with focus on plastic pollution. Daniella Russo believes that intractable global challenges can be addressed by harnessing the forces of innovation and entrepreneurship, and the power of the markets to do good. Since 2009, she has led the development of an innovation eco-system to reduce the impact of plastic pollution on the environment and public health, with special focus on ocean plastic.
Todd Walters is the Founder and Executive Director of the International Peace Park Expeditions. Walters applies experiential learning to teach environmental peacebuilding. He has adapted Peace & Conflict Impact Assessment methodology to transboundary protected areas, and produced short documentary films in the Transcending Boundaries series which portray multiple stakeholder perspectives concerning environmental peacebuilding in transboundary protected areas.
Dr. Brendan P. Kelly is a marine ecologist with a focus on sea ice environments. He has participated in and led collaborative research in the North Pacific Ocean, the Arctic Ocean, the Sea of Okhotsk, the Baltic Sea, and Antarctica. He has served on numerous national and international science panels and as a science adviser to indigenous organizations in Alaska.
- Sea ice ecosystems
- Behavior and ecology of marine mammals
- Adaptations of marine mammals to sea ice environments
University of California Santa Cruz
B.A. in Biology 1975
University of Alaska Fairbanks
M.S. in Biology 1979
Ph.D. in Biology 1996
Monica Galligan is an Adjunct Professor in the International Policy program teaching GIS skills. She is also a lecturer at California State University at Monterey Bay, lecturing in Environmental Policy and Economics. Her work bridges science and policy, examining interactions among natural and economic systems.
Moinica has a Master of Science degree in Coastal and Watershed Science and Policy from California State University at Monterey Bay. She resides in Monterey with her family.
Socioeconomics of marine fisheries
California State University, Monterey Bay:
M.S. in Coastal and Watershed Science and Policy
Dr. Judith Kildow is founder and Director of the National Ocean Economics Program (NOEP) (www.OceanEconomics.org), in the Center for the Blue Economy at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, California. Her field of interest bridges science, economics and policy, identifying how economic activities and ocean changes affect each other and influence policies.
Ocean and Coastal Economics, Coastal Management, Marine Policy, and Science Policy
- Building consensus on a working definition of "New Blue Economy"
- Economic and environmental implications of opening up the Artic
- Building a global coastal alliance of nations to standardize definitions and data collection for Ocean Accounts
The Fletcher School, Tufts University:
Ph.D International Relations and Science Policy, 1972
The Fletcher School, Tufts University:
M.A.in Law and Diplomacy, 1964
B.A. in Political Science, 1964
Judith Kildow and Jason Scorse (CBE Director) "Ecosystem Services and Their Economic and Social Value", chapter in Handbook of Ocean Resources and Management, Taylor and Francis Publishers (2014)
Judith Kildow and Jing Guo (Visiting Scholar) "The Gap between Science and Policy: Assessing the Use of Non-market Valuation in Estuarine Management," Ocean and Coastal Management, Elsevier Press (2014)
Judith Kildow and Matthew Nichols (2014 OCRM grad) The Political Economy of Oil Spill Damage Assessment: NRDA and Deepwater Horizon, CBE working paper (2014)
Kildow, Colgan, Scorse, Johnston and Nichols, "The State of the US Ocean and Coastal Economy," National Ocean Economics Report, Center for the Blue Economy, Monterey Institute of International Studies (2014)
Patrick Cotter is an Adjunct Professor in the MIIS International Environmental Policy program. He has more than 31 years of experience as an environmental scientist and international affairs specialist in managing domestic and international ocean programs for the United States Government. He has managed technical groups to support protections of coastal watersheds, reduction of coastal and marine pollution, implementation of large controversial port dredging projects, and protection of living marine resources. Mr.
Mr. Cotter has been a recreational scuba instructor, research diver, and underwater photographer since 1975, with diving experience in California, the Caribbean Sea, Florida, Hawaii, and Texas.
McGill University, Montreal, Canada:
Master of Science, Oceanography, 1984
University of Texas, Austin, TX:
Bachelor of Science, Biology- Marine Option, 1976
Commission for Environmental Cooperation.2003. Strategic Plan for North American Cooperation in the Conservation of Biodiversity
International Maritime Organization.2014. The London Protocol: What It Is and How to Implement It.
Julia Townsend is the principal of Enviro-Strategy, an environmental policy consulting firm that specializes in facilitating behavior change to build more sustainable communities. Project topics to date include water use, marine debris and climate action with clients such as Stanford University, the Soquel Creek Water District, and the Institute at the Golden Gate in San Francisco.
Behavior Change, Community Mobilization, Environmental Education
From saving the whales of the Antarctic to studying the salmon of Alaska, Casson Trenor has worked to support stewardship of our marine resources across the globe. Trenor has stalked the fetid warehouses of Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo, spent months journeying by ship through the icy waters of Antarctica, berthed on leaking wrecks off the African coast, and gone octopus fishing with holy men on the Island of Yap.
Corporate Campaign Management, Sustainable Seafood, and Marine Resource Conservation
Nik is the Executive Director of Save The Waves Coalition, where he oversees operations and World Surfing Reserves, Surfonomics and Endangered Waves programs.
Ecosystems Management, Environmental Non-Profit Management, and Environmental Education
I am passionate about: the ingenuity and creativity of humans to harness natural systems to produce food, fiber and fuels
What excites me about being a professor at MIIS: I was drawn to MIIS as a student for its international and interdisciplinary approach to building the human capital needed to make the world a better place. The opportunity to stay connected to highly motivated and passionate students and faculty, and contribute to real solutions, has kept me coming back as a professor.
Sustainable and organic agriculture, small farm incubators and marine conservation
Additional Areas of Focus
Sustainable fisheries, economic development, microlending and nonprofit management
B.A. International Relations, Business and Spanish, University of San Diego
M.A. International Environmental Policy, Monterey Institute of International Studies
Selected Publications / Research
"In the Fields of Salinas: Cultivating Intercultural Leadership," Whole Thinking Journal, No. 6, Winter 2010-11.
Grassroots Guide to the Farm Bill, Editor, Spanish, National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, 2011.
Farmer Education Program Curriculum Resource Guide, ALBA, 2011.
Farm Incubator Toolkit, ALBA, 2011.
Farming for the Future – Contributor, Editor and Translator for ALBA’s quarterly print newsletter.
Organic Agriculture Education, Crop Management, September 2006.
Local Agenda 21 in Latin America: An Analytical Look at 10 Cases, ICLEI, 2000. (collaborator)
Tribal Wetland Program Highlights, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2000.