Emily Conklin | Oceana

Emily Conklin

Program Manager, Sailors for the Sea

Oceana Staff

Emily is a marine biologist with a focus on science communication and environmental education.  

Originally hailing from Connecticut, Emily earned a bachelor’s degree in Biology and French Studies at Wheaton College MA before returning to her hometown to teach biology at Suffield Academy. She then enrolled in the Three Seas Master’s program through Northeastern University, a life-changing experience that took her from Boston to Panama to the San Juan Islands. This program set her down the science communication path with the goal of connecting communities to the marine environment and actionable, accessible conservation.  

She is passionate about engaging with the outdoors and ensuring ocean health for generations to come. Emily is excited to serve as Sailors for the Sea Program Manager where she will oversee our Clean Regattas and Skippers volunteer programs to engage and activate sailors and boaters to become involved in sustainability and ocean advocacy.  

Outside of her marine science and communications work, Emily is an avid birder. She enjoys any opportunity to explore outdoor spaces through birding, SCUBA diving, and hiking. She moved to Newport in 2020 where she now lives with her partner and their two cats. She believes that every day where you can watch a bird fly, take a breath of salt air, and/or eat an ice cream cone is a day well spent.