Tidal Wetland Project Director
Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Reseach Reserve
Email (831)728-2822 ext. 242
Monique Fountain joined the Reserve staff in February 2009. She oversees the two elements of the Tidal Wetland Program 1) estuary-wide strategic planning with a large (100+) stakeholder group and 2) implementation of large scale restoration projects. Her background includes training and experience in a wide array of fields, including marine ecology, molecular biology, psychometrics. She is PMP certified, with twelve years of project management experience. Monique received her master’s in Marine Science from San Francisco State University (with a minor in computer science), and her work experience includes mapping the population genetics of salmon and trout at Hopkins Marine Station, Pacific Grove; starting a small biotech company focused on reducing the amount of recycled paper sludge going into landfills; managing research projects associated with large K-12 state assessment programs at CTB/ McGraw-Hill, and in her spare time she works as a psychometric consultant. Monique lives in Elkhorn and outside of work at the slough, she can often be found volunteering at the Monterey Aquarium, kayaking in the slough, or photographing wildlife.