Science Serving Maryland's Coasts

Our Communications Staff and Products

From its start in 1977, Maryland Sea Grant has sought to show those who live and Maryland and beyond how important — and exciting — Chesapeake Bay science can be.

Our communications staff works to inform the public about scientific discoveries and the researchers who make them, findings that can help to protect and restore the Bay and Maryland’s coastal waters. We strive to provide scientifically accurate information with context and depth that nonscientists can understand and enjoy.

We use a variety of media to tell these stories:

 

Contact the communications staff

portrait of Rona Kobell
Rona Kobell science writer and editor, writes for Chesapeake Quarterly and produces publications about the work of the Maryland Sea Grant Extension Program. Previously, she was a reporter for the Chesapeake Bay Journal, co-hosted and co-produced a radio show on Chesapeake Bay issues, and was a reporter with the Baltimore Sun. She recently won a Lowell Thomas Award for best environmental travel writing in the country.
 
photo of Nicole Lehming
Nicky Lehming is our graphic designer and producer of visual content. She received a bachelor's degree in biology at Washington University, studied design and photography at the Corcoran School of Art and Design, and received a multimedia design certificate from the University of Washington.
 
 
portrait of Michael Fincham
Michael Fincham,  (part time) is a filmmaker and also writes and edits for Chesapeake Quarterly.