Kimberly Cooke Bio

Kimberly Cooke Education Program Manager kimberly@scienceforourcoast.org Kimberly Cooke has been working with students of all ages for over twenty years in formal and informal education settings. Since joining PC in May 2019, Kimberly has revamped PC’s environmental education program to reflect a core philosophy of providing opportunities for critical thinking, problem-solving, and collaboration for all…

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Alec Cowles Bio

Alec Cowles Coast and Community Program Hydrologist alexandre@scienceforourcoast.org Alec Cowles is from Oakland, CA, and attended McGill University in Montréal, QC, Canada. He graduated with a B.S. in Biology and minors in Environmental Science and Political Science. He moved down to Louisiana to get his M.S. in Coastal and Ecological Engineering from LSU. In his…

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Noah Emerson Bio

Noah Emerson Tree Nursery Manager-Americorps noah@scienceforourcoast.org Noah Emerson serves us as our new Americorps Tree Nursery Manager and Volunteer Coordinator. He is from Anchorage, Alaska, and earned a B.S. in Marine Biology from the University of Oregon. He enjoys biking, painting, and playing the saxophone. Before coming to Pontchartrain Conservancy, Noah spent two years as…

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Owen Weller Bio

Owen Weller Coast and Community Program Wetland Ecologist owen@scienceforourcoast.org Owen Weller was born in Spokane, WA, and attended undergraduate college at Warren Wilson college for Environmental Studies. He then received his M.S. in Biology from Southeastern Louisiana University, studying invertebrate communities in wetlands.   After graduate school, Owen worked as a full time instructor in…

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Shannon Tillison Bio

Shannon Tillison Digital Communications Associate shannon@scienceforourcoast.org Shannon Tillison previously was an AmeriCorps member serving as the Water Quality Technology Coordinator at Pontchartrain Conservancy before beginning her role as Digital Communications Associate. She graduated from Jacksonville State University in 2019, where she earned a B.A. in Communications with a minor in Information Systems. She is passionate…

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Eric Grimm Bio

Eric Grimm Water Quality Technician eric@scienceforourcoast.org Eric Grimm is a graduate of the University of New Orleans with a Bachelor of Science in Earth & Environmental Science. In his free time, Eric enjoys running, gardening & dancing to local live music.

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Dana Blowes Bio

Dana Blowes Water Quality Coordinator II dana@scienceforourcoast.org Dana Blowes serves as our Water Quality Coordinator. She graduated from The Ohio State University with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and has spent her early career specializing in water quality and technology. Originally from a handful of hometowns, Dana has been living in New Orleans for 7 years…

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Brady Skaggs Bio

Dr. Brady Skaggs Water Quality Program Director brady@scienceforourcoast.org Dr. Brady Skaggs is originally from Jacksonville, Florida, where he grew up enjoying swimming in the St.John’s River and Atlantic Ocean, as well as competitively in college. Brady is a lifetime letter winner at Georgia Tech, and ACC-finalist in the 200yd butterfly. Swimming fostered an interest in…

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Kitty O’Connor Bio

Kitty O’Connor Education Specialist kitty@scienceforourcoast.org Kitty O’Connor has taught in New Orleans public schools for over 14 years in a variety of areas.  She was a founding member of a project based learning high school where she was the founding Special Education Coordinator and later co-created the Outdoor Adventures program.  She relies on this background…

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