Director of Partnerships
As Director of Partnerships, Kiersten will work to cultivate individual, corporate, government, and foundation partnerships, while also coordinating with CBBEP staff to pursue available grant opportunities. Kiersten received her B.S. in Biology from Augustana College and her Ph.D. in Marine Science from The University of Texas at Austin. She has over 10 years of experience working on environmental issues in the Coastal Bend. Prior to her handling partnership development and grant writing, Kiersten served as a Research Associate with the Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve at The University of Texas Marine Science Institute, where she focused on integrating research and education to improve the stewardship of coastal resources, and her responsibilities included grant writing, conservation/programmatic planning, and communication with stakeholders. Phone (361) 336-0315.