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Laura Gill

Laura Gill

Public Programs Manager

We are all interconnected and dependent on a healthy ocean. It’s my hope that through our work we can inspire hope and empower communities to take action and protect this precious resource.

Laura Gill leads program development and implementation, including tours and behind-the-scenes experiences, virtual programs and interpretive resources, as Community Engagement Manager at The Marine Mammal Center. In 2019, Laura was selected as a Fellow within the National Informal STEM Education Network Sustainability Program, a highly selective community of informal educators and scientists dedicated to supporting learning about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) across the United States. 

Prior to her current role, Laura collaborated with the Center on multiple occasions during her time at Aquarium of the Bay and the Sea Lion Center at San Francisco’s Pier 39. Laura served in many different roles at Aquarium of the Bay developing and teaching new and existing public programs, coordinating special events for the public and leading day-to-day education operations. 

Before joining Aquarium of the Bay, Laura earned her Bachelor of Science in marine biology from UC Santa Cruz and had previous experience in the aquarium world as the Assistant Director, Volunteer Coordinator and Educator at the Roundhouse Aquarium in Manhattan Beach, California.

Areas of Expertise

  • STEM-based Education 
  • Public Programs, Public Speaking and Interpretation
  • Informal Environmental Education
  • Marine Biology and Sustainability
  • Community Engagement, Volunteer Management and Customer Service

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Marine Science Careers

Ever wondered how to become an environmental educator? Learn what it takes and find out how Laura Gill uses her role to inspire children and adults alike to advance global ocean conservation.

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