Erika Putman serves as the Director of Education and Outreach for the National Marine Mammal Foundation.

The Foundation supports undergraduate Animal Care and Training Interns, Veterinary Externs, Midshipmen from the Naval Academy, as well as Sea Cadets as part of the education program. Apart from running the internship programs, Erika is working on expanding the education and outreach opportunities for the Foundation to create world-class educational opportunities for both students and members of the public.