Meet the Aquarium Director, Julie Packard, Executive Director, Monterey Bay Aquarium

Thu, 12/2/2010 - 4:04 PM

Name: Julie Packard

Actual title: Executive Director

Name of your aquarium: Monterey Bay Aquarium

Location: Monterey, California, USA

URL for your facility:

Number of species at your facility: 550

Your favorite critter at the facility: Ocean sunfish

Total number of animals or fish at your facility: 35,000

Number of visitors annually: 1.9 million

Number of employees: 404

Number of volunteers: 1,200

Annual budget: $58 million

Degrees: B.A., Biology; M.A., Marine Biology; both University of California, Santa Cruz

Experience prior to this position: Aquaculture researcher; project manager for Monterey Bay Aquarium during approval and construction phase.

Favorite part of your job: Working with a great team of committed people to make a difference.

One dream wish for your facility: An endowment to maintain our collection and facilities in top shape into the future.

Family: 2 grown daughters, Sarah and Louise

Pets at home: 5 chickens and an indoor cat

When you retire, you plan to: Retire – what’s that??!!

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