Jane Lubchenco

Professor, Politician

1947 –

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Who is Jane Lubchenco?

Jane Lubchenco is an American environmental scientist and marine ecologist who teaches and does research at Oregon State University. Her research interests include interactions between the environment and human well-being, biodiversity, climate change, and sustainable use of oceans and the planet. From 2009-2013, she served as Administrator of NOAA and Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere.

After resigning from NOAA, she was the Mimi and Peter Haas Distinguished Visitor in Public Service at Stanford University. In June 2013, she returned to Oregon State University where she was on the faculty prior to being invited by President-Elect Obama to serve on his ‘science team.’

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Born
Dec 4, 1947
Denver
Also known as
  • Dr. Jane Lubchenco
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Harvard University
  • Colorado College
  • University of Washington
Employment
  • Oregon State University
  • Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, United States Department of Commerce

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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