Sara Stahlman


Sara Stahlman, Extension Leader, joined Pennsylvania Sea Grant in 2006 and became extension leader in July, 2017. Sara is responsible for providing statewide leadership and management for the Pennsylvania Sea Grant extension program in several key areas including water quality, climate change, fisheries, invasive species, waterway and land-use planning.

Sean Rafferty


Sean Rafferty, Ph.D., Research Director and Associate Director, joined Pennsylvania Sea Grant in 2001. Sean is responsible for directing and overseeing the Research Program, managing and mentoring staff in the Lake Erie Office, conducting ecological studies related to the coastal areas and tributaries of Lake Erie, developing and implementing science-based extension programs, and serving as a liaison between Pennsylvania Sea Grant and the National Sea Grant Office.

Welcome to our new website

Red-barked arbutus tree leaning over the beach.

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We're excited to announce the launch of our new website.

Built on the Open Outreach software for nonprofits, our website is an easy-to-use tool that will allow staff and volunteers to easily update the site keeping it relevant to our members and site visitors.


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