Katrina Hoffman earned a Master’s degree in Marine Policy at the University of Washington and most recently worked for Washington Sea Grant on Puget Sound and West Coast shoreline management issues. She is an experienced marine science educator and has conducted research at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Shannon Point Marine Center and the University of California at Berkeley. Prior to moving to Alaska, Katrina served as Chairperson of the Sustainable Coastal Communities Action Coordination Team for the West Coast Governors’ Alliance on Ocean Health and the coordinator of an international low impact shoreline development initiative.
Research Program Manager
Scott Pegau is OSRI Research Program Manager. As OSRI Research Program Manager, Scott oversees the OSRI grant program focused on oil pollution issues in the Arctic and sub-Arctic. He ensures peer reviews of proposals, monitors grant contracts, and provides leadership in planning research programs and work plans in collaboration with the OSRI Board and Scientific and Technical Committee.
Scott grew up in Alaska and graduated from high school in Nome. He did his undergraduate work at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. He received his Doctoral degree in Oceanography from Oregon State University.
Linnea is the Finance Director at PWSSC and has a general associates degree and an applied science degree in accounting. She originally moved to Cordova in 1986 and raised her children here while working at the local accounting firm. In 1999 she relocated to northern California and held various positions in accounting; including an accounting supervisor for an oil company, a controller for a company operating chain restaurants, a hotel controller and the finance manager for a pharmaceutical firm. In 2015, Linnea returned to Cordova to be near her family, especially her grandchildren.
As the bookkeeper at the Science Center, Becca is primarily responsible for accounts payable/receivable and payroll. Becca graduated from Colorado State University with a Forest Biology Degree in 1994. Originally from Valdez, she moved to Cordova in 1994 as a volunteer for the U.S. Forest Service. Becca previously worked at the PWS Science Center from 1995 to 2001, working with many grants and finally settling in accounting. In the meantime she moved on to the other accounting experiences and is raising her children. She is excited to again be part of a team striving for ecological stability and sustainability in Prince William Sound.
Originally from Portland, Oregon, Anni received an International Studies degree from Western Oregon University. She has worked in the travel industry for over 20 years, of which a portion of that time was spent living and working in New Zealand. Anni and her husband have recently relocated to Cordova and she is looking forward to exploring the area and being part of the Science Center team.