Last month, DeeperBlue.com reported that NAUI was looking for a manager for its Green Diver Initiative.
NAUI has now announced Amanda O’Connor is the new manager. She brings an impressive resume to the position, including a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from San Diego State University, and a Master of Science in Integrated Natural Resource Management from Humboldt University of Berlin. She also speaks German and French as well as having some experience with Korean. O’Connor holds a host of other certifications including RENAC for renewable energy technologies, NOAA for coastal climate adaptation, and Eberswalde University of Applied Science for renewable energy.
O’Connor’s professional experience is no less impressive; she has worked and manged projects across the globe from as far afield as India, Tanzania, Germany, as well as the USA. According to GreenDiver Initiative Board Chair Angie Cowan:
“This is an exciting time for the GDI and under Amanda’s leadership, we are expecting great things. Amanda is extremely qualified and motivated to lead the GDI team in achieving its mission of empowering individuals to conserve and preserve our aquatic planet,”
You can find out more about the NAUI Green Diver Initiative here.