California Sea Grant Director Shauna Oh is a leader in California’s marine science community.
As director, Oh facilitates the program’s high-impact research, outreach, fellowship, and communication activities, and builds partnerships across numerous diverse constituencies both within and outside California.
Oh has a strong background at the interface of science, policy, and resource management.
She was previously the executive director of the Coastal and Marine Sciences Institute at the University of California Davis. Before moving to UC Davis, Oh worked as California Sea Grant’s associate director. She played a key role in the strategic expansion of both programs with programming to better understand California’s ocean and coastal resources and support science-based decision making.
Oh has a PhD in fisheries and wildlife from Michigan State University, a MS in natural resources from Humboldt State University and a BS in biology with marine biology concentration from University of California, Los Angeles.