Marion Matthews Named to Whitney Laboratory Board of Trustees

Marion Matthews Named to Whitney Laboratory Board of Trustees

Published: Tuesday, August 22, 2023

Whitney Laboratory is pleased to announce that Marion Matthews has joined its Board of Trustees.

Marion Matthews has over 30 years of public and private service focused on human environmental interface, ecosystem conservation and species protection.  Her early career included service as a Fish and Game Warden and later retiring from the federal government, U.S. Forest Service, as the Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Pacific Southwest Region.

She has a Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Management Research, is a graduate from the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (Georgia) and California State Peace Officer Academy. She is a graduate of Stanford University Center for Latin American Studies and was an Adjunct Professor for Santa Rosa Junior College.

Marion served the University of California Berkeley as the Community Ethics Representative, reviewing formal animal research. For over ten years, Marion trained and deployed as a K-9 (dog) team with County and State Search and Rescue, to find missing and lost people.

She currently writes environmental children’s books.

"It is a privilege to support the Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience. Our ability to care for each other and our precious environment rests on a legacy built on cutting edge science, research, education, and conservation. This Whitney Laboratory and beautiful sea turtle hospital emboldens our future survival by providing a platform for all of us to see 'what is possible'," says Marion.

The Whitney Laboratory Board of Trustees provides advice and assistance to the Lab in the areas of fund raising, advocacy and marketing helping to further the Lab’s mission of scientific research, education & training.