Mona Behl serves as associate director of Georgia Sea Grant at UGA, where she holds public service and academic appointments. In her role, she works with the director to provide administrative and financial oversight to Georgia Sea Grant and directs Georgia Sea Grant's research and fellowship portfolios. She is a non-residential policy fellow with the American Meteorological Society. Behl is passionate about improving access, engagement and leadership development of people from marginalized groups in geosciences. She co-led the development of Sea Grant's 10-year diversity, equity and inclusion vision plan, Sea Grant’s community-engaged internship program, and AMS’ Early Career Leadership Academy. She serves on the leadership board of Earth Science Women’s Network and on the executive committee of NOAA’s Grays Reef National Marine Sanctuary.
Behl earned her bachelor's and master’s in Physics from Panjab University (India), and doctorate in Physical Oceanography from Florida State University.