Hatfield Marine Science Center Program Manager and community activist Maryann Bozza has unexpectedly passed away from cardiac arrest. She was undergoing what was described as a minor surgical procedure. Her death has stunned the HMSC and City Hall community. Those who knew and loved her are literally in a state of shock.
Maryann Bozza served in a leadership role in the coastal community as a Trustee with the Pacific Communities Health District Foundation, a Board Member of the Oregon Coast Community College Foundation and on an Advisory Committee for the City of Newport.
Maryann Bozza joined Oregon State University in 2010 in the position of Program Manager at the OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center. She received a M.S. in Marine Biology at the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 2009, followed by a John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship in Silver Spring, MD representing Alaska Sea Grant, where she contributed to the development of NOAA’s agency-wide strategic plan.
Her research career in human and wildlife immunology began in the biomedical field in New England followed by a decade at the Alaska SeaLife Center where her research focused on threatened pinniped and sea duck species.
Services are pending.