Coastal Restoration Program Director
Meredith is the director of NY/NJ Baykeeper’s bi-state Coastal Restoration Program. Through aquaculture, oyster reef and living shoreline implementation, habitat creation, monitoring, and research the Coastal Restoration Program advances coastal resilience efforts and oyster research throughout the Hudson-Raritan Estuary. Through innovative projects involving multiple partners at the state and federal level, local universities, and coastal communities Baykeeper is able to implement interdisciplinary projects that have multiple benefits.
Meredith has previous experience with aquaculture from time spent working as a field, hatchery and lab technician at Haskins Shellfish Research Lab, Rutgers University Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences. She was the previous staff scientist at NY/NJ Baykeeper as well as a staff ecologist for National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Sandy Hook. Before returning to NY/NJ Baykeeper in July 2006, she spent 2 1/2 years teaching biology, ecology, and marine science at Watchung Hills Regional High School. Meredith received a B.S. degree in Biology from Rowan University.