M.A. Marine Conservation and Policy Program

The Graduate Program in Marine Conservation and Policy provides students with an understanding of contemporary marine conservation and policy issues and helps them develop the necessary skills to apply this knowledge in marine conservation positions that require advanced training and a broad skill-set, but are not research-based. Graduates of this program should be able to compete effectively for positions in government, environmental consultancy, and non-governmental organizations, and to apply marine conservation and policy knowledge in other fields such as law, teaching, communications or business.

Renowned Nature Writer Carl Safina Shares His Story with MCP Students

MCP Students Danica Warns and Katie Flowers Publish Letter to the Editor in Newsday

Liz Smith, Environmental Economist for The Nature Conservancy, Visits MCP Students

Policy Manager Noah Chesnin Shares Career Insight with MCP Students

Whale Biologist Ari Friedlaender Discusses Careers in Marine Conservation with MCP Students

Former Brookhaven Director of Environmental Protection Jeff Kassner Meets with MCP Students

MCP student Kenneth Lang awarded prestigious Knauss Fellowship

Jake LaBelle, Former MCP Student, Uses Internship to Kickstart Career in Shark Research

Marine Conservation and Policy Program, School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences,  Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-5000

Jennifer Perfater-Barton

Jennifer Perfater-Barton

I attended the University of Missouri-Columbia for undergrad and earned a BSc. in Biological Sciences with a minor in Geological Sciences. After undergrad I worked as a research technician at Washington University School of Medicine for 2 years. I then went to...

Whitney Leigh

Whitney Leigh

I attended the University of Dayton for undergrad and earned a B.A. in Public Relations and then proceeded to gain my teaching license. I have always been interested in learning about the ocean and the creatures that live beneath the surface and growing up in Alaska...

Rachael Coccia

Rachael Coccia

I attended SUNY Fredonia with a major in Public Relations and minors in Biology and Psychology. I have always been interested in marine sciences. After taking an environmental science class at Fredonia I decided I wanted to assist in environmental efforts. I was able...