Advisors & Volunteers

Special thanks to our Volunteers and Advisors, who have contributed their time, knowledge and energy to help make ORCA's mission a success.


George Buckley
Assistant Director of Environmental
Management Programs
Harvard University
Extension School
Cambridge, MA

Wendy Bromley Bodden
Independent Media Consultant
Former Director of Corporate
Programs at PBS
Norwalk, CT

Paul Boyle, Ph.D.
Founder of the Ocean Project
Vice President, Education
American Zoo and Aquarium
Washington, DC

Alexandra Cousteau
Global Water Advocate

Rear Admiral
Thomas Q. Donaldson V
U.S. Navy (Retired)

Anne Doubilet
Explorer’s Club Board Member

Sylvia A. Earle, Ph.D.
National Geographic Society

Nancy Knowlton, Ph.D.
Sant Chair for Marine Science
Smithsonian Institution

Kimball Love
Owner, Inland Coast Resources

Peter B. Stifel, Ph.D.
Associate Professor Emeritus
University of Maryland

Gary Machlis, Ph.D.
Senior Visiting Scientist
National Park Service
Washington, DC

Justin Marshall, Ph.D.
Australian Coral Reef Society

Claire Nouvian
Author of The Deep: Extraordinary Creatures of the Abyss

Milbry Polk, Ph.D.
Co-Founder & Executive Director of Wings Worldquest, Inc.

Richard Spinrad, Ph.D.
Vice President of Research, Oregon State University


Want to volunteer?

ORCA is always looking for good volunteers. Whether you have scientific knowledge and skills or not, we need volunteers to help with all kind of projects.

People volunteer for a wide variety of reasons. Volunteering can offers you an opportunity to try out a new career without making a long-term commitment or help you gain experience in a new field. Some people who retire also find that they still want to use their talents for something worthwhile.

Whatever your reason, If you think you would like to help, email We will send you and application and help match you to volunteer position that is just right for you.





"ORCA has a clear understanding of the challenges they need to tackle now, as well as a well thought out plan for applying the technology of Kilroy into meaningful conservation efforts."
-Alexandra Cousteau
Ocean Conservationist


Plastic waste kills up to 1 million sea birds, 100,000 sea mammals and countless fish each year. Plastic remains in our ecosystem for years.

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