Lori Zook

Director of Finance & Administration


"I love the atmosphere, people, and genuine mentorship opportunities at Ocean Science Trust. I appreciate that everybody has the opportunity to be challenged and guided to advance in their career."

Lori Zook is an experienced leader in non-profit administration, including operations, business and finance, and human resources. With a strong belief in mission-driven work, and an pedagogical approach, she approaches her role with the goal of communicating the importance of organizational infrastructure across the team. Most recently, she’s overseen the completion of OST’s annual independent audit and preparation of its 990, as well as working on preparing and refining next year’s budget.

Prior to joining the OST team in 2013, Lori served as a development manager at Quinn Associates, where she managed prospect research and institutional fundraising for a portfolio of small to mid-size non-profit organizations. Lori also served as a Cultural Affairs Commissioner for the City of Oakland – including a stint as vice-chair – and has been the executive director of a contemporary opera company and performance venue, as well as serving as a founding member of the Bay Area chapter of the United States Green Building Council.

Lori currently serves on the Eastmont Hills Neighborhood Council.

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