As COMPASS' Executive Director, I lead our organization in vision, strategy, and administration. l oversee the development, execution and coordination of our strategies and initiatives. I am responsible for ensuring all administrative, financial and managerial aspects of our organization are in order. I'm also COMPASS' chief fundraiser. My education is rooted in science. My professional work stems from experiences in federal and state environmental and ocean policy, science communications and outreach, organizational development and management, and fundraising. I've been a government employee and a consultant, and for the last decade, part of the non-profit sector.
I have an M.S. from Oregon State University’s College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences, and a bachelor’s degree Duke University. I hold a courtesy faculty appointment at Oregon State University, serve on Board of Directors for the Surfrider Foundation (currently as Board Vice Chair), and was recently a Donella Meadows Leadership Fellow. When I'm not reading Science and Stanford's Social Innovation Journal or following my favorite tweets and posts, you can find me running the trails in Portland's Forest Park, indulging in one of Portland's many delectable restaurants, or simply enjoying as much time as I can with my husband and two young daughters.Follow @BrookeSimler