Valerie Craig

About Valerie Craig
  • Deputy to the Chief Scientist & Vice President, Operating Programs, National Geographic Society
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Valerie Craig is Deputy to the Chief Scientist and Vice President of Operating Programs for National Geographic Society. In this capacity, she has strategic and operational oversight for the series of flagship programs and projects that are helping to push the boundaries of exploration, further understanding of our world, and collaboratively generate solutions for a healthy, more sustainable planet.

She previously worked on ocean and freshwater issues for National Geographic's Impact Initiatives and Explorer Programs and oversaw the Lindblad-National Geographic Fund. From 2004 to 2010, with SeaWeb’s Seafood Choices Alliance, she worked across the seafood industry and ocean conservation community to find and create opportunities to make the seafood marketplace more sustainable.


Solving for marine plastic waste

26 Jun 2019

Plastic pollution in the ocean has dire implications for all marine life, humans and the entire planet. Approximately 9 million tons of plastic end up in the ocean each year—the equivalent of 5 plastic grocery bags stuffed with trash on…Read More

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