Graduate Research Assistant
Veronica Malabanan Lucchese is currently a first year PhD student studying Environment and Society at the University of Maryland's Center for Environmental Science. From 2019-2022, she worked as a NOAA contractor for the Northeast Fisheries Science Center and the Southeast Fisheries Science Center. Her work as a federal contractor focused mainly on scientific communications, outreach, website design, and economic data analysis. She recieved her bachelors degree from the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and majored in Marine Affairs, Geology, and Anthropology.
Passionate about life sciences, environmental justice, and public education, Veronica is dedicated to improving environmental management practices and diversity, equity and inclusion efforts.
Through her role at IAN, she will assist with indicator analysis for the 2023 Chesapeake Bay Report Card and the creation of communications products such as short films.