Mary Alice’s passion for protecting our oceans is rooted in her many summers spent living on Cape Cod. Watching her three boys thrive as they navigated and explored the inlets and shoreline near their home, Mary Alice came to see an important connection between the health of our future generations and the health of our oceans. This connection has inspired her dedication to learning more about preserving, promoting, and protecting our oceans. On Valentine’s Day 2011, Mary Alice attended the inaugural meeting for Women Working for Oceans, a gathering of women who are passionate about their love for the blue planet. Her involvement with the W2O has continued and she looks forward to increasing her own conservation knowledge so that she may foster a sense of guardianship for the oceans in her friends and family. Mary Alice, a graduate of Ohio Sate University with a degree in communications and advertising, lends her experience from an extensive past in publishing, producing and creating successful magazine publications across the U.S. and her current work as an Overseer at the New England Aquarium.