Callan Yanoff is the Science and Education Community Support Intern at the Consortium for Ocean Leadership. In this role, Callan assists the NOSB team with competition support and fundraising efforts, as well as the Executive Office and the Research & Education department in convening various groups and advancing new initiatives, including the U.S. Quiet Ocean and Ocean Exploration programs.
Callan graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University in 2016 with a B.A. in Environmental Studies and English and a minor in Biology. Her lifelong passion for ocean science drove her to graduate early, just so she could conduct scuba diving marine conservation research. Her research was primarily focused around the impact of invasive lionfish on reef species within the Bacalar Chico Marine Reserve in Belize. Previously, she held an internship in the Environmental, Health and Safety Division at Novavax, Inc. in Maryland. That same year, she interned at the White House with the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) in the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Division. After concluding her position at COL, Callan hopes to attend graduate school for marine affairs and ocean policy.