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Jessica, a native of Wilmington, joined the federation in 2013 as the graduate fellow for the Stop Titan advocacy campaign. She now works as part of the southeast regional team to implement community outreach strategies and activities to support the federation’s education, habitat restoration, water quality protection and advocacy initiatives. Jessica holds a Master of Science in coastal and ocean policy and a Bachelor of Science in environmental science from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. She previously worked for the Cape Fear Green Building Alliance to promote home energy efficiency and continues to encourage environmental stewardship through various volunteer positions.
Tracy joined the federation in 1996 and leads our regional office in Wilmington. She holds a master’s degree in marine science and a Bachelor of Science in geology from the College of William and Mary. Having held positions with the Virginia Institute of Marine Science and the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control and as a private consultant, she has accumulated more than two decades of experience in coastal policy and planning and in implementing conservation projects.
Ted joined the federation in 1997, coming from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, where he managed and developed education programs around the Bay and a watershed planning initiative for the Nanticoke River. He leads the education program in the federation’s southeast office, and he designs and implements oyster habitat restoration, living shoreline and stormwater reduction projects. Previously, he served as the Cape Fear Coastkeeper® for five years and as the federation’s education director. Ted holds a Bachelor of Arts in zoology from Connecticut College and a Coast Guard captain’s license, and he is currently enrolled in the marine biology graduate program at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.