Introducing Gracie Ballou, Coastal Ecosystem Education Coordinator
I would like to introduce you to the newest CRV member, Gracie Ballou, our Coastal Ecosystem Education Coordinator!
"As part of the team here, I will be working with students and teachers at Seabrook Middle School as we study the amazing American eel in the Seabrook-Hampton Estuary. We will get outside, in the marsh, touching eels, collecting data, and doing science-all things I love. When I’m not in the field, I will be helping support Seabrook Middle School teachers by providing professional development opportunities and resources for future research projects.
I’m originally from Virginia but have always felt a gravitational pull towards New England. After graduating from the University of Vermont, I spent three years working with a community science research project in New York, monitoring the American eel migration. I then moved to Namibia to teach math and science as a Peace Corps volunteer. Upon completion, I returned to New England and now live in Maine with my wife. We have loved exploring the rocky coastline, rolling interior and quiet water."
We are so excited to be working alongside her! If your'e lucky enough, you will catch Gracie in the field this spring.