Rocio Lozano-Knowlton

rocio lozano-knowlton

MERITO Coordinator

Coordinator of the MERITO (Multicultural Education for Resource Issues Threatening Oceans) Program for NOAA Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary since 2005. Rocío has a B. Sc. in Physical Oceanography from UABC in Ensenada Mexico, and a M. Sc. in Marine Resource Protection from Herriot Watt University in Scotland. The MERITO program builds stewardship for National Marine Sanctuaries, raises awareness of ocean issues and increases the interest of STEM underrepresented youth in science and resource protection by integrating Earth & ocean science into public education and extended learning programs. Between 1996-2005 Rocío co-owed and managed a SCUBA diving and eco-tourism business in South Baja, Mexico and worked as a marine resource protection consultant for non-for profit marine conservation organizations in the Gulf of California and the Baja California Peninsula.

Contact Information

Phone: 805-729-0442
email: Rocio.Lozano@noaa.gov


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