Patrick Drupp

Patrick comes from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), where he worked as an Education Program Specialist. His work focused on serving and improving educational programs within NOAA. Patrick has a Ph.D. in Chemical Oceanography from the University of Hawai’i, where he completed his dissertation titled “Observations and Modeling of the CO2-Carbonic Acid System of Hawaiian Coral Reefs: Implications of Future Ocean Acidification and Climate Change”. Patrick will bring a “personal approach to science” to make “sometimes daunting topics much more approachable for non-scientists.” He aspires to “help produce solid, scientifically sound, and sustainable marine policy, as well as make scientific education a priority in both formal and informal settings” during his time in a congressional office.