Ginny Crothers

Ginny Crothers

Career Interests

Marine Spatial Planning, Ecosystem-Based Management, Coastal and Marine Policy, Science Communications

Employment Sought:
Permanent Position


Nicholas School of the Environment
Duke University, Durham, NC
Concentration: Coastal Environmental Management
Coursework: Geospatial Analysis (Fundamentals, Coastal & Marine GIS, Field GIS Skills, Advanced GIS), Applied Data Analysis (using R), Marine Climate Change, Marine Mammals, Marine Policy, Resource & Environmental Economics, Environmental Politics, Federal Fisheries Management, Waves Beaches & Coastline Dynamics

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
Kenan-Flagler Business School
Emphasis: Entrepreneurial Studies
Minor: Sustainability and Environmental Studies

Professional Experience

Student Researcher, Marine Geospatial Ecology Lab, Duke University, Durham, NC
Contribute to MGEL Arctic-related projects. Currently working on a Masters Project analyzing feeding areas in the Arctic for marine mammals and seabirds. Sept 2016 – Present 

Student Assistant, Career and Professional Development Center, Nicholas School of the Environment, Durham, NC
Currently serve as liaison between CPDC staff and graduate students at the Marine Lab. Plan and coordinate CPDC events at the Marine Lab and facilitate communication with students. Assist in execution of CPDC objectives. Previously created and published weekly Career Wise email newsletter using iContact. Created several training manuals for streamlining CPDC processes. Assisted in planning, marketing and carrying out CPDC student events, creating and distributing surveys, and leading CPDC projects for facilitating CPDC goals. Sept 2015 – Present

Policy Associate, North Carolina Coastal Federation, Ocean, NC
Analyzed Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) and wrote comment letters to local government agencies in response to proposed legislation and permits. Collaborated with officials and professionals from local government and NGOs. Developed and edited content for the Living Shorelines Academy, a website collaboration with Restore America’s Estuaries (RAE). Participated in restoration fieldwork on a weekly basis. Attended local government committee meetings. Created guidebook on the Ramsar Wetland of International Importance certification process. May – Aug 2016

Opportunities Manager, Eastern Carolina Organics (ECO), Durham, NC
Managed and served as the first point-of-contact for over 200 customer accounts – including retailers, restaurants, and distributors. Coordinated pricing and freight orders with buyers such as Whole Foods Market and Albert’s Organics. Engaged with customers in forecasting seasonal produce, planning events, and building strong relationships. Coordinated events with wholesale customers to promote the ECO brand and connect both wholesale and end customers to the farms and our mission. Managed the ECO social media pages. June 2011 – Apr 2013

Other Experience

Co-Founder, Arctic Boundaries Working Group, Duke University Center for International & Global Studies. For the school year 2016 – 2017

Secretary, Student Association for Geospatial Analysis, Duke University. For the school year 2016 – 2017

Treasurer, The Coastal Society (TCS), Duke University Student Chapter. For the school year 2016 – 2017

Team Cyclist & Racer, Duke University Cycling Team. Jan 2016 – Present 

Additional Information

Fluent in ArcGIS. Proficient in Python and R
Fluent in Microsoft Office, Excel Analytical Applications
Strong communication, management, and leadership skills
Excellent writer and editor 


business development
climate change
community-based management
environmental economics
environmental education
excel modeling
fisheries science and policy
marine protected areas management
presentation development
project management
stakeholder engagement

Graduation Date

Expected May 2017