Colleen Foster

Director of Education, Maui Ocean Center
Colleen Foster earned her BA in Social Sciences with a formal minor in Business Administration through Washington State University in addition to two years studying ecology at The Evergreen State College. She has spent the past 30 years working in environmental education, economic development and the visitor industry serving as a state park ranger, chamber of commerce executive director, the director of guest services for a Waldorf Astoria Hotel and is currently the Director of Education for the Maui Ocean Center, the Aquarium of Hawaii. Foster also serves as secretary on the volunteer board of directors for the Maui Ocean Center Marine Institute, a newly formed NGO focused on marine conservation efforts in Hawaii. She enjoys gardening, scuba diving, riding her motorcycle and singing. She lives with her husband Curtis and dog Ellie on Maui.S