Mark Losavio is the Media and Outreach Coordinator of the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). As the Media and Outreach Coordinator, Mark works to share the science, stories, and relevance of the sanctuary with a national audience. Hailing from Kentucky, Mark holds a bachelor's degree in marine science from the University of South Carolina and a master's degree in marine biology from Northeastern University. Mark has been involved in diverse and sometimes unconventional communication experiences, which has evolved into a passion for communicating scientific topics to a broader audience. His master's thesis involved the analysis of effective outreach methods across generations in southeastern China, focusing on the effectiveness of virtual reality-based lesson programming. Mark is an avid diver and also a U.S. sailing instructor.