Dr. Allison Fitzgerald

New York Oyster Program Coordinator

Allison joined the NY/NJ Baykeeper team in 2012. Previously, she was a volunteer and field technician since 2008. Allison oversees the EcoVolunteer program and the oyster reef at Soundview Park, NY. The EcoVolunteer program allows adult volunteers to get out on the water and actively participate in oyster restoration and research.  Volunteers don waders and get up close and personal with all the invertebrate species on an oyster reef, while assisting with the collection of scientific data and maintenance of an oyster reef.  Allison recently completed her PhD (CUNY Graduate School) in oyster ecotoxicology, and is passionate about restoration and research in the HRE.  Allison also teaches college courses in biology and marine science.

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