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Meeting Address:
4100 Fairfax Dr., Suite 800
Arlington, VA 22203

Mailing Address:
8221 Old Courthouse Rd., Suite 203
Vienna, VA 22182

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NOPP Office Staff

Charna Meth
Program Manager

Charna Meth oversees the National Oceanographic Partnership Program Office in its role to develop and coordinate ocean research collaborations across multiple sectors. Prior to NOPP, Charna managed research funding and community engagement activities for the U.S. Science Support Program associated with the International Ocean Discovery Program, and oversaw communication and administration for the EarthScope National Office. She has also worked with the American Geological Institute, the American Institute of Physics, and the U.S. Department of State. Charna holds an M.S. and B.S. in geological sciences from the University of Texas at Austin.

email phone (571) 765-1682


Joanna Peth
Program Associate

Joanna Peth is a Program Associate for the National Oceanographic Partnership Program. She earned a B.S. in Earth science at the Pennsylvania State University and a M.S. in marine science at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Joanna’s graduate thesis focused on developing a multi-proxy approach to relative sea-level reconstructions in the South Atlantic, as well as investigating human impacts on coastal ecosystems over the last century. Previously, Joanna has worked as an environmental advocate with Greenpeace in Washington, D.C. and separately, with the Global Brigades in Panama.

email phone (571) 765-3151

Carolyn Groves
Program Coordinator

Carolyn Groves is a Program Coordinator for the National Oceanographic Partnership Program. She earned a B.S. in environmental science from Duke University, and a M.P.S. in marine conservation from the University of Miami, where her thesis focused on the ways marine construction projects affect coral reef health. Before entering graduate school, Carolyn spent two years in Panamá as a Peace Corps Volunteer. She has also worked with the North Carolina Coastal Federation, Save the Bay, and the Marine Conservation Institute.

email phone (703) 259-8196

Katherine McKee
Science & Policy Communications Fellow

Katherine McKee is a Science and Policy Communications Fellow for the National Oceanographic Partnership Program. She earned a B.A. in biology from Hollins University and a M.S. in environmental science and policy from George Mason University. Her final project discussed lessons current coastal and marine spatial planning structures could learn from past planning in the United States National Forests. Previous experiences include work with the Nature Conservancy and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. In the future, Katherine hopes to work in ocean conservation.


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