Marilyn currently serves as the statewide Marine Education Specialist for Alaska Sea Grant and as an Associate Professor in the UAF School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences. She recently completed six years as the Program Manager for the Alaska Center for Ocean Science Education Excellence, working to link scientists, educators, and coastal communities in Alaska in outreach and education about ocean climate change and the blending of Alaska Native knowledge with western science. Marilyn has been the Executive Director of the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies in Homer and worked with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game as the Southeast Alaska regional non-game coordinator and the statewide coordinator of the Alaska Wildlife Week program and the development of the Alaska Wildlife Curriculum. She has extensive experience in science communication, outreach, and education as well as K-12 curriculum development and professional development for both formal and informal educators. She was an ANROE founder and is also a Trustee for the Alaska Conservation Foundation. Marilyn was the 2008 recipient of the Alaska Conservation Foundation Conservation Achievement Award for Excellence in Environmental Education.She enjoys creative writing, tidepooling, and hiking.