Lisa Breslof taught marine science to NYC Department of Education K-8 grades and conducted professional development for teachers and principals at the American Museum of Natural History as a Museum Science Instructor and Supervising Museum Science Instructor from 1983-2009. Later on, as Collections Manager, she managed the Education Department’s 150-year-old teaching collection from 2009-2020 making it accessible to Department teaching staff and the Museum’s Department of Communications.
Lisa retired as a secretary serving on the board of the John Burroughs Association in 2015 where she developed and directed annual literary awards events at AMNH and managed conservation and stewardship programs, for its Catskill nature sanctuary, and oversaw restoration efforts for its National Historic Landmark cabin, Slabsides.
Lisa has served and continues to serve on committees for the New York State Marine Education Association annual and National conferences. She currently serves as secretary on the board.
She served in the Peace Corps in Chile from 1977-1979 where she developed a marine algae aquaculture program for local Chilean fisherman and residents consisting of farming marine algae and seaweed greeting card product development. Lisa is passionate about the conservation and stewardship of our planet and its oceans and believes in providing the education and inspiration, resources, and opportunities for people to enjoy so as to preserve and protect the rich and resourceful world we inhabit.
She received her B.S. degree in Marine Science from Stockton College in New Jersey and her M.S.Ed degree in Museum Leadership from Bank Street College of Education in New York City.