Michaela Clemence

Assistant Project Director
University of California - Santa Barbara

Michaela Clemence was the Assistant Project Director for the European version of the Science of Marine Reserves booklets, where she worked to translate complex scientific information into accessible figures, case studies, and content for the booklet. Michaela has previous experience working with the National Marine Fisheries Service investigating the role of marine protected areas in resource management in the U.S. Virgin Islands, as well as spent time at NOAA headquarters as a Sea Grant Knauss Fellow in 2012. Science and Management at UCSB. She received her BS in biology and environmental science from the University of Richmond and her Master's degree in coastal marine resource management from the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management at UC Santa Barbara. Her graduate work focused on marine spatial planning, and she is interested in using this approach to bridge communication gaps and reduce conflicts between resource user groups. She is currently the Program Director for the Sustainable Fisheries Group at UC Santa Barbara.