Emily Twigg appointed new SCOR Executive Director

We would like to express our sincere gratitude to Dr. Patricia Miloslavich who is stepping down as Executive Director of the Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR) and warmly welcome Emily Twigg who has recently been appointed to this position.

Emily Twigg is an experienced program manager who has worked on a broad range of ocean science topics. From 2016 to 2023, Emily served as a program officer for the Ocean Studies Board of the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. In this capacity, she led or contributed to production of 13 reports and workshop proceedings by coordinating committees of subject matter experts and staff teams, organizing public meetings, building consensus, writing and editing reports, and contributing to public communication materials. She has covered topics ranging from ocean observing, offshore wind development, fisheries, ocean pollution, carbon dioxide removal, and ecosystem restoration. Emily also served as the staff officer supporting the U.S. National Committee to SCOR, which is constituted by the National Academies’ Ocean Studies Board.

Emily previously held positions at the National Science Foundation supporting multi-million dollar grant programs and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency supporting an interagency initiative on coastal wetland protection. She has additional experience working in resource management in the National Park Service, and in outdoor environmental education.

Emily has a master’s degree in environmental science and management from the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at the University of California, Santa Barbara and a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of California, Berkeley.

Emily Twigg, incoming SCOR Executive Director
Dr. Patricia Miloslavich, departing SCOR Executive Director