TyAnn is a Program Analyst with ERT, Inc. on contract with NOAA’s Restoration Center located in the Office of Habitat Conservation. She provides programmatic support, policy coordination, and technical guidance for NOAA’s Damage Assessment, Remediation, and Restoration Program (DARRP). DARRP’s multidisciplinary team of scientists, attorneys, and economists work with response agencies and co-trustees to assess and restore natural resources injured by releases of oil and hazardous substances, and physical impacts such as vessel groundings. Her work puts her at the forefront of NOAA’s multi-office effort to coordinate the restoration of natural resources and services to conditions that existed before the injury.
Previously, she supported NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management as the lead coordinator for policy and programmatic taskers to ensure that the office was well-represented before NOAA, Congress, and the Office of Management and Budget. In 2013, she earned an outstanding achievement award by her contracting firm for her support to coordinate and execute policy and long range planning efforts for two NOAA offices undergoing a consolidation. Since graduating from the Nicholas School’s Coastal Environmental Management Program in 2010, TyAnn has gained experience in a range of public service positions held at Congressman Mike Honda’s (D-CA-17) office and the White House Council on Environmental Quality.