National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration
United States Department of Commerce

Dr. Michelle M. McClure

PMEL Director
Staff Affiliation: 
PMEL Division: 
Office of the Director

Dr. Michelle McClure joined PMEL in February 2019 as the fourth director. McClure has 20 years of research and leadership experience with NOAA Fisheries where she made significant contributions to fisheries science for sustainable fisheries and protected resources. Under her direction, Michelle expanded collaboration and research while supporting the core services NOAA provides to the West Coast fisheries industry and the Pacific Fisheries Management Council. She holds a bachelor of science in interdisciplinary studies (ecology) from Evergreen State College and a doctorate in ecology and evolutionary biology from Cornell University.