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Emiley Z. Lockhart, JD

Associate Vice President for Ocean Sustainability, Technology, and Innovation
BalanceBlue Lab, Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life


JD, cum laude, Georgetown University Law Center
BA, summa cum laude, Boston College


Emiley Lockhart is the associate vice president for ocean sustainability, technology and innovation of the Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life at the New England Aquarium. In this newly-created role at the Aquarium, Emiley works closely with many stakeholders in the region’s business, government, nonprofit, scientific, and blue tech industry sectors to apply science-based solutions to new partnerships and innovation. She also oversees the strategy, growth, and programmatic operations of the BalanceBlue Lab, which encompasses the Aquarium’s BlueSwell ocean tech incubator program and its long-time corporate sustainable practices advising. 

An attorney and business leader with experience in the blue economy and ocean-related sustainable development, Emiley joined the Aquarium from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, where she was the deputy general counsel and secretary of the corporation. Her previous experience includes leadership as general counsel and policy director for the chair of steering and policy in the Massachusetts state senate and serving in various vice president, general counsel, and leadership advisory roles for non-profit, governmental, and private practice entities.



Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life

Through pioneering conservation research and strategic partnerships, our team of 40 scientists works to combat the unprecedented impacts on the ocean from climate change and other human activities.