Michelle Niedermeier, Education Lead, joined Pennsylvania Sea Grant in July 2021. She is responsible for planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating education programs with a focus on ocean and Great Lakes environmental literacy, stewardship, coastal resources, and watershed sustainability topics across Pennsylvania. Additionally, she builds partnerships and nurtures relationships with educators, workforce development specialists, industry, researchers, and the general public to provide lifelong formal and informal educational opportunities for the Commonwealth’s diverse coastal communities.
Prior to joining Pennsylvania Sea Grant, Michelle was the Program Coordinator for the Pennsylvania Integrated Pest Management Program where she worked with schools/childcares, community groups, agencies, and organizations to build partnerships and provide education for safer pest management practices resulting in healthier homes, families, and communities.
Michelle earned a Bachelor of Education from The University of Toledo, and a Master of Science in Fisheries & Wildlife from Michigan State University.