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Jennifer Goebel

Marine Mammal Policy Analyst
Protected Resources Division
Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Branch
Office: (978) 281-9175
Cell: (978) 290-0203

Jennifer Goebel

Marine Mammal Policy Analyst

Jennifer Goebel is the Harbor Porpoise Take Reduction Team Coordinator and the lead for the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan's outreach and implementation activities. She also covers the Northeast Marine Mammal Stranding Hotline on some weekends, and provides support to the stranding response teams. Jennifer started at NOAA Fisheries Northeast Regional Office (now the Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office) in Gloucester, Massachusetts as a contractor in the protected resources division, working primarily on endangered species consultations in 2011. From 2015 to 2021, she was the Greater Atlantic Region's Public Affairs Officer. Prior to coming to NOAA, she worked for several Boston-area non-profits (New England Aquarium, Earthwatch, WGBH). Jennifer graduated with a Master of Marine Affairs from the University of Rhode Island in 2011. She also has a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University, and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.