Meet the Aquarium Director, Julie Packard, Executive Director, Monterey Bay Aquarium
Name: Julie Packard
Actual title: Executive Director
Name of your aquarium: Monterey Bay Aquarium
Location: Monterey, California, USA
URL for your facility: www.montereybayaquarium.org
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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