Patty Elkus is an active philanthropist and community catalyst in San Diego with strong ties to San Francisco and Silicon Valley. She serves on Margaret Leinen’s Directors Council at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, the Executive Board of Sylvia Earle’s MISSION BLUE, and the BLUE Ocean Film Festival Global Advisory Council. Past Board positions include Board Member of the International Seakeepers Society of which she is a Founding Member. Patty’s focus is oceanographic science/the environment, marine protected areas and emerging technology. Patty has a strong interest in the Polar Oceans and their role in sea level rise and climate change. A Member National of the Explorers Club, she was a member of the Elkus/Munk Explorers Cub Flag 221 Expedition to Cabo Pulmo. Expedition travel includes Antarctica, the Amazon and the Galapagos.