Join MPSEC for a 1-hour webinar as we discuss the workforce pathways to joining the maritime industry. Panelists include several women currently working in the field who will elaborate on the pathways they took, their current positions, obstacles they encountered, and advice to future maritime personnel.
Meghan Reilly – Panelist
Education & Outreach Associate, NAMEPA
Director of School Programs, Cape Cod Maritime Museum
Meghan Reilly is an Educations Associate with NAMEPA and the Director of School Programs at the Cape Cod Maritime Museum. She graduated from Massachusetts Maritime Academy in June of 2022 and earned a Bachelor of Science in Marine Science, Safety, and Environmental Protection with a minor in Marine Biology. While working with NAMEPA she has worked on the Chapter Outreach along with completing several other social media projects and educational materials. At the Cape Cod Maritime Museum, she runs the STEM-based summer camp, the Young Mariner Program, and oversees all educational programs that the museum has to offer.
Molly Dushay – Moderator
Education & Outreach Director, NAMEPA
High School Science Teacher, Trumbull Public Schools
Molly’s passion for environmental protection stems from her youth as the daughter of a lobster fisherman. With her Bachelor of Science in Biology and Master of Art in Teaching from Sacred Heart University, Molly is a secondary science educator. As Education and Outreach Director at the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA), Molly oversees NAMEPA’s education initiatives for the maritime industry and the public. This includes programming aligned to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), International Maritime Organization (IMO) and CSR/ESG standards, K-12 curriculum & program development, and outreach program facilitation.
Outside of NAMEPA, Molly is a high school science teacher where she strives to promote a diverse and inquiry-based classroom to meet the needs of all her students.