UMCES Annapolis Office
Kelly Dobroski began studying the Chesapeake Bay as a student at Washington College, which led her to further study coastal ecosystems at Duke University, where she received her Master of Environmental Management degree. As a student, she sought out opportunities to better communicate science to all audiences by taking courses in Environmental Communications and Geospatial Analysis. Kelly’s background in coastal field research includes studying sea turtle behavior, microplastics, and most recently using drone technology to study coastal wetlands in North Carolina and Belize. In her former role, she co-authored the Action Plan for Nature-based Stormwater Strategies which seeks to promote nature-based solutions as a key strategy to improve water quality and reduce flooding in North Carolina. When she’s not working as a science communicator, you can find Kelly running or paddle boarding.