Whale Trust Team
Meagan Jones, Ph.D.,
Co-founder and Executive Director
Meagan is committed to bridging marine science with education and conservation programs around whales and their natural environment. Her desire to merge these disciplines helped lead to the founding of Whale Trust, where she now serves as the executive director. For the last 15 years, Meagan has worked in and between these two disciplines, leading and working on cetacean research programs in Hawaii, Australia, Africa, Alaska, Canada, and French Polynesia, while creating and developing marine education and interpretation programs for schoolchildren, naturalists, and the general public. In 1997, Meagan was honored with a national award from the National Marine Educator's Association for her work in marine education. In addition to acting as the executive director of Whale Trust, Meagan completed her Ph.D. in environmental studies in 2010, while directing a research project focusing on the mating strategies of female humpback whales.
Azi Pirnia is Whale Trust’s Office Manager, replacing long time office manager Marcy Lynn. Azi comes to Whale Trust with several years of office management experience, a strong accounting background and a BA degree in biology with a specialization in animal science. Azi loves to spend time on the water and is an avid kite boarder.
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