My lifelong fascination with coastal and marine environments drives my desire to protect our coasts. Originally from Maryland, I’ve spent the past several years learning about and enjoying the coastal Carolinas, where I obtained a Bachelor of Science in Marine Science from Coastal Carolina University. I am a rising second-year master’s student studying Coastal Environmental Management at Duke University. I trust that my time with the dedicated staff of the Coastal Federation will be advantageous to a future of working towards coastal advocacy, protection, and restoration.