Caitlin Peterson has joined N.H. Sea Grant as the citizen science outreach coordinator for the Coastal Research Volunteer (CRV) Program. She is based at Sea Grant’s office in Lee, New Hampshire.
Peterson, who is originally from Wisconsin, earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and worked in the ecology education field on the coast of Maine. She recently completed her master’s degree at the University of Wyoming before coming back to New England for this position with the CRV Program.
“Caitlin has already improved the CRV experience for both current and potential volunteers,” says Alyson Eberhardt, coastal research specialist and coordinator of the CRV program. “We are so excited to have her join us and build the CRV program!"
Peterson’s duties include the coordination and implementation of CRV and CRV-affiliated projects, including recruiting, coordinating and training volunteers for projects; maintaining communication with volunteers; and sharing project results.
"I’ve already had the chance to meet so many dedicated volunteers who are passionate about the science and stewardship of New Hampshire’s coastal resources,” says Peterson. “I’m impressed by the variety of opportunities for New Hampshire residents to enjoy and contribute to the state’s coastal areas, and I am thrilled to play a role in sustaining those opportunities."
She can be reached at (603) 862-6707 or email@example.com.