Mona Behl serves as associate director of NOAA's Sea Grant program at the University of Georgia. In this role, she provides administrative and financial leadership to the program, directs its research and fellowship portfolios, and ensures excellence; relevance and societal impact of Sea Grant activities in Georgia.
Behl is passionate about improving access, engagement and leadership development of people who are traditionally underrepresented in the geosciences. She led the creation of Sea Grant's 10-year diversity; equity and inclusion vision plan, and is the founding member of the AMS Early Career Leadership Academy.
She earned her bachelors and master’s in Physics (Honors) from Panjab University (India), and doctorate in Physical Oceanography from Florida State University.