Christos Michalopoulos

Roles at NAAEE:

eeBLUE Partner

Deputy Director for Education

Christos was born in Athens, Greece. He has a B.Sc. degree in Biology and an MS in Oceanography. He joined NOAA in 1997 as a Sea Grant Marine Policy Fellow and spent the first five years with the GLOBE Program, an international partnership in science and education. While in GLOBE, he conducted over 40 environmental education training workshops in 18 countries. He also played a key role in expanding the Program in several countries in the Balkans, northern Europe, and East Asia.

After GLOBE, he spent three years with NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries as a member of their science team. His commitment to education brought him to NOAA’s Office of Education in December of 2004 where he is currently serving as the Deputy Director. In his current position, he oversees major education efforts, like the Educational Partnership Program, Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship, Environmental Literacy Grants, and the Bay-Watershed Education and Training programs. He serves as the Vice-Chair of NOAA’s Education Council, represents NOAA in interagency
education efforts, and leads the Coastal Ecosystems Learning Centers network, a NOAA partnership with 27 aquariums and marine science centers in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.