Georgia joined the Federation in March 2022 as the Southeast Region’s Coastal Specialist. She supports a number of Federation efforts including coastal restoration, advocacy, and outreach through projects making a positive impact on our coastal habitats and surrounding communities. As a Richmond, Virginia native, she worked for several years as an environmental educator, guiding trips for teachers and students on the James River. She was awarded a Master of Science in Coastal and Ocean Policy from the University of North Carolina Wilmington in 2021 where her research examined the economic feasibility of sustainable aquaculture to support the Blue Economy model. Georgia is passionate about all-things-water, her two hound dogs, and live music!