My name is Charlotte Grimes and I am a sophomore at East Carolina University.  I am a Biology major with a minor in Coastal and Marine Studies and am currently attending classes at the Coastal Studies Institute through ECU’s Semester at the Coast program.  Originally from little Washington, North Carolina, I grew up around some of North Carolina’s diverse waterways and estuaries. This helped cultivate my passion for the conservation of North Carolina’s coastal and marine habitats. I am excited to spend this semester interning at the Coastal Federation and hope to learn a lot about the protection and restoration of coastal habitats and wildlife.