Women Wavemakers at America's Elite Oceanographic Institutions | American Blue Economy Podcast

September 29, 2022

From the East Coast, the West Coast, and the Gulf!

In this month's episode of The American Blue Economy Podcast, our host Rear Admiral (ret) Tim Gallaudet conducts the fourth and final show in a subseries featuring leading women wavemakers in the American Blue Economy where his guests include blue economy leaders at universities in 3 geographic areas. First up is Dr. Leila Hamdan, Interim Associate Vice President of Research and Professor at The University of Southern Mississippi. Next in line is Amy Kukulya, Principal Investigator, underwater roboticist, and expedition leader at WHOI. Rounding out the group is Vanessa Scott, Director of Corporate Affiliates, Business Development, Industry Outreach & Innovation, and Director of StartBlue Accelerator at Scripps Institution of Oceanography|. Be ready to be inspired by these 3 remarkable role models!

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Adm. Tim Gallaudet

Rear Admiral Gallaudet, PhD, USN (ret) is the CEO of Ocean STL Consulting. From 2017-2021, he served as the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere / Deputy NOAA Administrator, and from 2017-2019 he also served as the Acting Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere / NOAA Administrator. As Acting Administrator, he led the agency comprised of 20,000 federal employees and contractors managing the nation’s fisheries, coastal resources and waterways, weather satellites, weather services, and environmental research, overseeing a $6B annual budget and daily operations of 18 environmental satellites, 16 oceanographic ships, 9 aircraft, 450 boats, and 400 technical divers, 6 supercomputers, over a dozen laboratories, and several hundred field sites across the country. As the Deputy Administrator, he led NOAA’s Blue Economy activities that advance marine transportation, sustainable seafood, ocean exploration and mapping, marine tourism and recreation, and coastal resilience. Prior to NOAA, Rear Admiral Gallaudet served for 32 years in the US Navy, completing his career as the Oceanographer of the Navy. He has a Bachelor’s degree from the US Naval Academy, and Master’s and Doctoral degrees from Scripps Institution of Oceanography, all in oceanography.