2010 - Present
Client: U.S. Department of Transportation, Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC) (2010-Present)
Project Management for the Great Lakes Ballast Water Collaborative:
•Manage stakeholder engagement of over 100 individuals (from government, industry, and academia) collaborating to develop solutions to the ballast water management issue.
•Managing Editor for the group’s reports, cited by EPA’s Science Advisory Board.
•Oversee and manage contract and grant development.
Policy analysis and advice:
•Prepare briefing materials for the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of the Department of Transportation, and Senior Staff of the SLSDC based on expert analysis of scientific data.
•Develop policy positions and strategies for addressing environmental issues, particularly ballast water management and climate change adaptation, in cooperation with Canadian counterparts.
•Represent the SLSDC on inter- and intra-agency committees working on the development and implementation of the National Ocean Policy, and climate change adaptation plans.
Communications and Stakeholder engagement:
•Author papers and presenting them at conferences, symposia, and other meetings.
•Represent the SLSDC at meetings with Congressional staff, Federal partners, environmental organizations, and other stakeholders as an environmental sciences and ocean policy expert.
Client: Great Lakes Observing System (GLOS) (2014-Present)
Implement GLOS communications activities including regular updates of website content, development of monthly newsletters and news releases, and event promotion.
Represent GLOS at conferences and on local, state, and regional committees.