GHP Director - Dr. Anamarija Frankic
Dr. Frankic is a research professor at School for the Environment, UMass Boston, a Biomimicry Fellow, Fulbright Fellow, adjunct professor at the Institute of fisheries and oceanography in Split, Croatia. Her background in biology, ecology, limnology and marine science, translates in her work in coastal ecosystems conservation and management nationally and internationally. She helped develop and implement major conservation projects in Croatia, and the Adriatic region funded through the GEF, World Bank, UNEP and EU. The vision, mission and goals in her work are based on the integration of teaching, service and research - in order to best practice coastal ecosystem stewardship right here and now. In 2009, she and her students initiated and started the Green Harbors Project (GHP) with a vision that any urban harbor can become green and sustainable area if managed within environmental limitations, while recognizing strength in ecological and human diversities. While at UMass Boston she teaches Biomimicry, and developed the first biomimicry course that fulfils general education criteria for science requirments. She also started the “Adopt a Student for a Green Job” program that supports most of her undergraduate and graduate students through their academic endeavor and provides employment.