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Nicole Cabana

Nicole Cabana

she/her/hers
Deputy Director
Directorate Office
Email: nicole.cabana@noaa.gov

Nicole Cabana

Deputy Director

Nicole Cabana is the Deput Director at the Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC) in Woods Hole, MA. She has been at the NEFSC since 2018, when she reported as a NOAA Corps Officer in the Chief of Staff role. In 2020 she retired from the NOAA Corps and stepped into a civilian role as the NEFSC Deputy Director. She has an undergraduate degree in Marine Biology, a Masters degree in Engineering, and certificates in Geographic Information Systems and Project Management. She is also a dual rated pilot, certified to fly both fixed and rotary wing aircraft (and seaplanes). During her 20 years of service in the NOAA Corps Nicole served in a broad range of operational, staff, and leadership positions. She operated NOAA Ships in both the Atlantic and Pacific, served as a divemaster, and flew NOAA aircraft on a variety of scientific missions spanning from the equator to the arctic. As Acting Director she oversees the five labs, 400+ staff, and scientific research to support productive, sustainable, and healthy marine ecosystems and coastal communities in our region.  With a focus on organizational health and people, she aspires to make the NEFSC the best place to work in NOAA!