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OR&R Staff Spotlight: Carlie Herring

JANUARY 27, 2017--Carlie Herring is the Research Analyst (Coordinator) for the NOAA Marine Debris Program, based out of Silver Spring, MD.

She has been with the NOAA Marine Debris Program since February 2015. As the Research Coordinator, Carlie is responsible for overseeing research projects funded by the program, involved in the program's Marine Debris Monitoring and Assessment Project, and staying up-to-date on new marine debris research and literature.

She received her MS in Environmental Sciences, in the Marine and Estuarine Science Program at Western Washington University with a thesis evaluating nonindigenous species management in an ecological risk assessment framework. Prior to her master’s studies, she completed a BS in Marine Sciences at the University of Maine, Orono, where she conducted marine debris research, dealing specifically with plastics in the ocean. Carlie also had the opportunity to sail through the North Pacific Garbage Patch. She also has experience as a marine science educator and loves to share her knowledge and passion of the ocean with students.

Having grown up in the mid-west, she loves anything to do with the ocean. She is a beach cleanup enthusiast and enjoys kayaking, paddle boarding, and SCUBA diving. Carlie also loves cooking and baking, traveling, playing board and card games, and photography.

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Carlie Herring, Research Analyst for the NOAA Marine Debris Program. (NOAA)
Last updated Jun. 14, 2019