Our Team

Wendy Kordesch

Wendy Kordesch, PhD

Geological Oceanographer; Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Team Member

(NOAA Affiliate)

Wendy is the Geological Oceanographer. Wendy manages the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary’s coastal resilience projects, leads efforts to implement the goals of the Sanctuary’s Coastal Resilience Sediment Plan, and provides technical and scientific expertise to the Ocean Climate Program. She holds a PhD in Paleoclimate from the National Oceanography Centre in the UK and an MS and BS in Earth and Ocean Science from UC Santa Cruz, and has taught at Santa Clara University. She grew up in the Bay Area and can be frequently spotted swimming in the Bay’s nearshore waters.