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Lena Weiss

Lena Weiss

Program Officer
BalanceBlue Lab, Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life


MA, Marine Affairs, University of Rhode Island, 2015
BS, Environmental Studies, Brown University, 2013


Lena Weiss is a Program Officer for the BalanceBlue Lab, providing scientific and technical expertise on wild-capture fisheries, as well as other topics, to a diverse range of audiences, including the seafood industry, early-stage entrepreneurs, investors, and decision makers. She also serves as the lab’s program manager for BlueSwell, an early-stage incubator for blue technology startups looking to convert ocean-focused concepts into profitable and environmentally responsible businesses.

Prior to joining the Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life, Lena worked at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a marine ecologist and scientific diver, focusing on large-scale infrastructure projects and ecosystem health. She is interested in facilitating the integration of scientific research into decision-making processes, at both the policy level and at smaller scales.

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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.