Dr. Michelle Paddack

Senior Conservation Scientist

OPOR Board Member


  • Co-Founder of One People One Reef
  • Professor & Department Chair in Biological Sciences at Santa Barbara City College, California
  • Expedition Leader with the Oceanic Society
  • Fish Biologist – Food webs, & Herbivores
  • Benthic Ecology
  • Explores the structure & sustentation of reef communities through statistical & meta-analytical analysis of long-term, large-scale ecological interactions between fish and their environment
  • Provides tangible scientific and educational inputs toward creating sustainable management and conservation of marine ecosystems
  • Ph.D.(Marine Science): Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami
  • M.Sc. (Marine Science): University of California at Santa Cruz
  • B.A. (Marine Biology), University of California at Santa Cruz