Board of Directors
Founder & Chairman
Lucas Metropulos founded Marine Education Initiative when he was 15 years old. Lucas also founded a nonprofit in the Bahamas called Lend a Hand Bahamas that works to bring more opportunities and activities to underserved communities of the Bahamas. He is currently a fundraising professional, and graduated from Duke University with a Bachelor's Degree in Public Policy Studies. He also holds a Certificate in Blockchain Strategy from Oxford University. He has been the recipient of multiple national accolades including being named One of Ten Outstanding Young Americans, an Environmental Educators 30 Under 30 recipient, SeaWorld's Environmental Educator of Year, a Nantucket Project Scholar, and he received the USA Weekend Magazine National Make a Difference Day Award. Lucas is the author of Civic Engagement: How to Start, Grow, and Sustain Your Efforts.
Join the Team
We are always looking for volunteer Program Directors for our different locations. Program Directors are tasked with planning and implementing the variety of weekly classes, recruiting and managing volunteers, and working with the organization to bring in new supporters. The time commitment is small, and the Directors get to work first-hand with MEI support staff.
In addition, we are always looking for talented and passionate individuals who care about the environment and responsible angling to join our staff for specific efforts. If you are interested in joining the Marine Education Initiative team whether as a Program Director or Staff please send your resume to .