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Larissa Graham , LI Sound Study Public Outreach Coordinator, NYSG
STONY BROOK, NY, February 01, 2008 - The Long Island Sound Study is pleased to announce that Larissa Graham has joined New York Sea Grant as the new Long Island Sound Public Outreach Coordinator. Graham just recently completed a master’s of science degree at Virginia Polytechnic Institute where she conducted research on horseshoe crabs. While new to New York, she is no stranger to Long Island Sound. A Thomaston, Connecticut native, she learned to fish on her family’s boat docked in the Connecticut River, on the mouth of the Sound, at Old Saybrook.
She also received a bachelor’s of science degree in environmental science at the University of Connecticut and worked two years for the CT DEP with its lobster project and Long Island Sound Trawl Survey. Graham replaces Kimberly Graff, who is pursuing a master’s degree in library and information science at Syracuse University after working 15 years as the NY coordinator. For LISS, Graff helped develop the popular Small Grants program, edited the Sound Update newsletter, and worked on a survey that is helping staff learn about the public’s perception of the Sound’s water quality.