Kelly Kryc, Ph.D.

Director, Ocean Policy


Ph.D., Earth Science, Boston University, 2002
M.S., Oceanography, Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island, 1998
B.A., Double Major in Geology and Independent Scholar in Marine Science, Middlebury College, 1994


Dr. Kelly Kryc is the Director of Conservation Policy and Leadership focused on transforming science into action that protects the blue planet. Dr. Kryc is an energy and environment policy professional who formerly held positions with the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, the U.S. State Department, The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and the U.S. Department of the Interior. Prior to working in the public sector, she spent a decade working for the non-profit sector advancing science priorities in the United States and abroad. Her doctoral and post-doctoral research focused on understanding extreme climate variability in Antarctica during the past 10,000 years. Dr. Kryc maintains an appointment as an adjunct faculty member of Georgetown University’s Science in Public Interest Program where she taught “Science and Society: Global Challenges” and “Shaping National Science Policy.”