AmeriCorps Coastal Community Engagement Specialist

Kristin recently graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a major in environmental studies. Although she spent most of her college years inland, Kristin grew up on the coast of Long Island and North Carolina. She has always been passionate about coastal habitats, but this passion was solidified when she spent…

AmeriCorps Coastal Community Engagement Specialist Kate is a former federation intern who earned a Bachelor of Science in environmental science with a minor in geospatial technologies and a concentration in environmental conservation from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. She is originally from the Adirondack Mountains and moved to Wilmington in 2012, where she grew to love the…

Inspired by my time spent exploring the woods and prairies of my home state of Minnesota and participating in local conservation efforts, I decided to pursue a career centered on the protection of the environment. Through my coursework and research studying environmental science at Duke University, I have discovered that what I find most compelling…

I’m currently studying environmental science and music at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with a variety of interests in coastal policy, city planning and food systems. I grew up in Morehead City and, for as long as I can remember, I have felt greatly connected to North Carolina’s coastlines and waters. However,…

The water has always called to me. I was born on Florida’s west coast, and some of my earliest memories are of sailing on Tampa Bay with my family. For nearly two decades, though, I’ve called North Carolina my home — and it’s a place that I feel a duty to protect. I studied entrepreneurship…

I’m a senior at Humboldt State University in California, majoring in wildlife biology with a focus in conservation and management. I am here this summer as an environmental education intern with Hammocks Beach State Park and the North Carolina Coastal Federation. In California, I enjoy studying wildlife populations and behaviors, wetland ecosystems and habitat restoration,…

Growing up, North Carolina summers always meant exploring the coast, whether that was building sandcastles on the beach or kayaking through the marshy sounds. As a rising senior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, I am finishing my degrees in economics and public policy. My interests lie in the intersection of environmental…

Assistant Director of Policy

Ana joined the federation in 2011. She helps the executive director evaluate and devise policies, programs and guidance to achieve the federation’s goals and benchmarks. She also works on short and long-term strategic research and analysis projects. Ana develops, manages and supervises the graduate-level internship program. Ana has a Master of Business Administration in sustainable business…

Coastal Scientist

Ted joined the federation in 1997, coming from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, where he managed and developed education programs and watershed planning initiatives. He coordinates large scale marine debris removal efforts, designs and implements oyster habitat restoration, living shoreline and stormwater reduction projects in the federation’s southeast office. Previously, he served as the Cape Fear Coastkeeper® for…

Coastal Scientist; Manager, Central Regional Office

Originally from Hialeah, Florida, Lexia joined the federation in April 2007 after living in coastal North Carolina since 2002. Her background is in estuarine water quality and plant ecology and she has conducted over 12 years of research in estuarine environments in Florida, Delaware and North Carolina. Lexia holds a Master of Science and a…