Mary Kadzielski joined Ocean Doctor in 2013 and serves as Chief Operating Officer, overseeing many aspects of its conservation work. Mary joined Ocean Doctor after three years at Blue Frontier Campaign where she served as Associate Director. Mary completed a Master’s program at the University of Essex in Wild Writing where her dissertation focused on climate change as a human issue, looking specifically at the projected impacts to the people of the Republic of Maldives. Before taking a break to pursue post-graduate study, Mary worked as the Executive Associate at a national climate change campaign, a Researcher for the History Channel series Modern Marvels, and as the Research Coordinator for a Discovery Channel series on energy and climate issues and solutions. She has a BA from the University of California, Irvine in Literature and Creative Writing. She is interested in communicating environmental science and solutions in ways that inform but also inspire and empower people to take action.