In December 2017, the Marine Studies Initiative mourned the passing of Maryann Bozza. Maryann was a core member of the MSI Leadership team. She is greatly missed.

Maryann Bozza joined Oregon State University in 2010 in the position of Program Manager at the OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center. She received a M.S. in Marine Biology at the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 2009, followed by a John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship in Silver Spring, MD representing Alaska Sea Grant, where she contributed to the development of NOAA’s agency-wide strategic plan. Her research career in human and wildlife immunology began in the biomedical field in New England followed by a decade at the Alaska SeaLife Center where her research focused on threatened pinniped and sea duck species.

Maryann Bozza also served a leadership role in the coastal community, as a Trustee with the Pacific Communities Health District Foundation, a Board Member with the Oregon Coast Community College Foundation, and on an Advisory Committee for the City of Newport.

Maryann Bozza Internship Fund

If choosing to donate here you will be taken to the OSU Foundation page where you can add your gift amount and personal information. In the “Would you like your gift to honor someone special?” section you can list it in memory of Maryann and indicate you would like to go to the Internship fund. If you need assistance, please reach out to Shannon Reed at 541-867-0212 or [email protected]


By Check –

Please make checks payable to the “OSU Foundation”, in the memo line reference “In-Memory of Maryann Bozza, and mail to: OSU Foundation, 850 SW 35th Street, Corvallis, OR 97333.