We are delighted to welcome Captain Michele Finn, retired from the NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps with over 25 years of service to the United States. The NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps is one of the seven uniformed services of the United States. The service, consisting of approximately 350 commissioned officers, is an integral part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce. You will enjoy reading her bio which includes some very exciting air and sea service. Michele also served as the Assistant Superintendent of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary in California, the Chief of Staff of the National Ocean Service in Silver Spring, MD and the Deputy Director of the NOAA Gulf of Mexico Disaster Response Center. She has an undergraduate degree in Marine Biology from Texas A&M University of Galveston and a Master of Science degree in Zoology from the University of Hawaii.
She currently works for A.I.S., Inc. as the Gulf of Mexico Operations Manager. A.I.S., Inc. is a nationwide company based in New Bedford, Massachusetts that provides accurate marine biological data to its customers. This data provides valuable information that is used by scientists and industry members to manage fisheries and marine environments. http://www.earthprotect.com/index.php/advisory-council/72-info/info/1671-captain-michele-finn
Michele is a very active volunteer with Alabama's Share The Beach sea turtle monitoring program and the local rescue organization - Save A Stray. Michele is already helping us learn about new opportunities.