Hannah Blondin

Hannah Blondin

Career Interests

Sustainable Fisheries Management; Ecosystem Modeling; Highly Migratory Species; Dynamic Ocean Management; Marine Protected Areas

Employment Sought:
Permanent Position

Education

Master of Environmental Management, May 2018
Nicholas School of the Environment
Duke University, Durham, NC
Certificate of Geospatial Analysis
Research: Global spatial distribution of various electronic monitoring technologies for fisheries MCS; HMS species
Technical coursework: Marine Geospatial Analysis; Advanced Data Analysis in R; Metapopulation Theory
 
Bachelor of Science, Summa Cum Laude, May 2015
University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
Major: Environmental Conservation Science and Sustainability; Minor: Business Administration; GPA 3.9 of 4.0

Professional Experience

Research Assistant, Marine Geospatial Ecology Lab, Duke University, Durham/Beaufort, NC 
Contribute to the development of the Migratory Connectivity in the Ocean (MiCO) database spatial compilation of migratory routes/corridors among Ecological and Biological Significant Areas (EBSAs) for 60 migratory fish species. (Aug 2017-present)
 
Fishery Solution Center Intern, Environmental Defense Fund, Raleigh, NC 
Completed Advancing the Global Implementation of Electronic Methods for Fisheries Monitoring and Enforcement white paper by evaluating several pilot studies on video-based electronic monitoring worldwide. (Summer 2017)
 
Coastal Habitat Specialist, New Hampshire Dept. of Environmental Services Coastal Program, Portsmouth, NH 
Constructed a baseline dataset of engineered structures along New Hampshire’s tidal waters using ArcGIS. Modeled future scenarios for Ecosystem Services within the Great Bay Estuary using the InVEST model in ArcGIS. Contributed to development of state Tidal Crossing Assessment Protocol. Served as head advisor to UNH senior thesis group project on a shoreline protection structure condition analysis. (2016)
Project Assistant/Interim Coordinator, NERACOOS, Portsmouth, NH 
Served as Northeast Coastal Acidification Network Interim Coordinator to facilitate the collaboration of researchers, policy makers, and professionals in tackling acidification challenges in the Gulf of Maine. (2015-2016)
Coastal Training Program Intern, Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Greenland, NH 
Surveyed and collaborated with multiple stakeholders for the planning and execution of the Annual NH Climate Summit, while upholding tight budget constraints. (2014) 

Additional Information

CURRENT PROJECT/LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE
Ocean Policy Working Group (OPWG) Administrative Coordinator, Duke University, Durham, NC 
Gained grant writing experience while seeking funding to support events that bring the policy side of ocean issues and marine planning and professional opportunities to Duke University students.

South Atlantic Ecosystem Status Report, Southeast Fisheries Science Center, NOAA, Beaufort, NC
Contributing to the South Atlantic Ecosystem Status Report on the anthropogenic/human-dimension indicators such as fisheries harvest, fisheries value, and dependence on fishing-related activities.

TRAININGS/CERTIFICATIONS
NOAA Office for Coastal Management: Planning Effective Projects for Resilient Coasts (October 2015) 
NOAA Office for Coastal Management: Planning and Facilitating Collaborative Meetings (January 2016)
Duke Nicholas School Executive Education: Marine Planning Advancement Certification (January 2017)
PADI Open Water Diver 

Honors: Women’s Division I Soccer NSCAA Academic-All American 2014

Skills

ecology
fisheries science and policy
GIS
marine protected areas management
statistics

Graduation Date

May 2018

Additional Resources

Preferred Location

Mid-Atlantic
Northeast
Southeast
West

Preferred Sector

Academic Institution
Federal Government
Non-profit / NGO
Research Institute / Think Tank
State / Local Government