Director of development
Lucy is a marine biologist and business owner who has dedicated most of her research career to studying the movement ecology of sharks, most notably the oceanic whitetip shark. As a founding member of the Atlantic Oceanic Whitetip Collaborative, a research group formed in 2010 with the goal of studying oceanic whitetip sharks in The Bahamas, Lucy has satellite tagged over 100 oceanic whitetip sharks and contributed to over a dozen peer-reviewed papers on the species. The multi-disciplinary and institutional study has also been featured in many mainstream media outlets, including the BBC, Scientific American, and National Geographic.
Lucy’s ever-expanding interest in oceanic whitetip sharks, particularly the Atlantic population, led her to an exciting collaboration and friendship with the Haiti Ocean Project and its founder, Jamie. A first trip to Haiti in 2019 inspired Lucy’s interest in the beautiful country, its people, and wealth and diversity of marine natural resources. In addition to bringing her experience serving on other non-profit boards to the Haiti Ocean Project, Lucy will continue to work with Haiti’s fisherman and researchers to ensure oceanic whitetip shark sightings and captures are included in movement models of the wider Caribbean. Lucy has a BS in Biology from Virginia Tech University, an MS in Marine Biology from Nova Southeastern University, and an MBA from Johns Hopkins University.