Welcome Luciana & Lindsay!
NERRA extends our warmest welcome to the two newest NERRds in the family. Each brings a wealth of skills, passion, and experience to their roles in the education and coastal training sectors, respectively. To Luciana & Lindsay—welcome! We’re so excited to have you join us.
Luciana Ranelli recently joined the Lake Superior Reserve as the new education coordinator. She brings with her national experience in training environmental educators on community engagement and social and environmental justice.
“I am excited to be a learner at the start of my position and throughout—learning about past and current education programs and partnerships, and stories of the St. Louis River estuary,” says Luciana. “In the coastal environment around our office I’ve already seen ‘new-to-me’ sights, like crayfish claws left over from seagulls eating. I’m joining a team that is developing community action programs, and I’m energized by the opportunity to fold community input into the process.”
Luciana holds a Masters of Science in Environmental Studies from Antioch University New England and a Bachelors of Science in Biology and Secondary Education from University of Minnesota-Morris. She also has middle and high school Minnesota teacher licenses in life science.
Lindsay Charlop is extremely excited to be joining the Hudson River Reserve team and the larger NERR network. She combines a love of the Hudson Valley with a clear understanding of the region’s challenges and dynamics, honed while working with the Environmental Monitoring and Management Alliance (EMMA). There she assisted in building a regional coalition of land managers, focused on long-term environmental monitoring and stewardship-based strategies for managing large-scale ecological threats, including climate change.
“I am so excited to be back in the Hudson Valley, learning more about the river and getting to know the wonderful community that helps to protect it,” she says.
Lindsay has experience with various aspects of conservation, including stewardship, education, field-based research, project coordination, and coalition-building. She loves work that involves planning, problem-solving, and innovation. In her spare time, Lindsay loves to be outside, preferably in a swamp, especially if there are frogs or turtles around to chill with.
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