Lena Weiss

Program Manager, BalanceBlue Lab

Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life at the New England Aquarium

Lena Weiss is the Program Manager for the BalanceBlue Lab, providing scientific and technical expertise on wild-capture fisheries, as well as other topics, to a diverse range of audiences, including the seafood industry, early-stage entrepreneurs, investors, and decision makers. She also co-manages BlueSwell, an early-stage incubator for blue technology startups looking to convert ocean-focused concepts into profitable and environmentally responsible businesses. Prior to joining the Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life, Lena worked at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a marine ecologist and scientific diver, focusing on large-scale infrastructure projects and ecosystem health. She is interested in facilitating the integration of scientific research into decision-making processes, at both the policy level and at smaller scales.