Paul E. Michel has over 20 years experience in environmental protection at the local, state, federal, and international levels. He is a nationally-recognized leader in wetlands, coast, and ocean management and protection. He has extensive experience in developing comprehensive natural resource and protection plans and coordinating collaborative projects and studies.
Mr. Michel has a B.A. from the University of Tennessee and a M.P.A. from Georgia State University. He worked for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, and San Francisco before coming to the National Marine Sanctuary Program in April, 2007.
Acting Deputy Superintendent, Program Operations Coordinator
As the Education and Outreach Coordinator for the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, Dawn Hayes is responsible for developing and managing all aspects of education programs, public outreach and the development of three regional visitor centers. She oversees the efforts of 6 education staff at the Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Simeon offices.
Dawn graduated from Humboldt State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Zoology with a marine emphasis and a Secondary Science Teaching Credential in Life and Physical Sciences.
Dawn brings over 20 years of professional education experience to the sanctuary and has developed and implemented marine science education programs for the Catalina Island Marine Institute, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Arcata High School and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County.