Vice President of Learning & Engagement
Since 2012, Megan Anderson has worked to create memorable experiences for National Aquarium guests, educators and student groups, leading to her current role as vice president of learning and engagement, where she oversees multiple teams within the Learning and Engagement department. She manages 50 staff members who connect Aquarium guests with our conservation mission.
In addition to her primary role, Megan is a trained climate change communications specialist. Since 2013, has served on the training committee of the National Network for Ocean and Climate Change Interpretation (NNOCCI), a role that has allowed her to present climate science to the U.S. House of Representatives. She also serves on the Association of Zoos and Aquarium's Social Science Research and Evaluation Scientific Advisory Group. Megan leads the Aquarium's participation in the international Plastic Free July competition, has advocated for appropriate space and resources for parents and working mothers within Aquarium buildings, and played a critical role in shaping our institutional response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Megan received a Bachelor of Science in biology with a focus on marine science from Northeastern University. Prior to her arrival at the Aquarium, she worked in marine science education at various institutions including Newfound Harbor Marine Institute and the New England Aquarium.