Kelly Donaldson Communications Lead staff photo
Job Title: 
Communications Lead


Kelly Donaldson, PA Sea Grant Communications Lead, has been with Sea Grant since December 2016. As statewide communications lead, Kelly develops communications plans, strategies and tools to broaden awareness about coastal and watershed issues in Pennsylvania and in the Great Lakes and Mid-Atlantic regions. She explains her role as "I do my best to make sense of science for a variety of audiences."

Prior to joining PA Sea Grant, Kelly's professional experience focused on nonprofit environmental communications and marketing, with expertise and awards in the production of environmental documentaries and  TV shows/series. A fan of “the little things,” she enjoys sharing stories that make a difference and engaging audiences to help foster deeper connections with nature.

Kelly holds a Bachelor of Science degree in communications from Kutztown University. Her graduate studies at Penn State University centered on nonprofit management, organizational change, and environmental & social change.


Susquehanna River Office
P.O. Box 67000 1601 Elmerton Avenue
Harrisburg, PA 17106-7000


Main Office: Tom Ridge Environmental Center 301 Peninsula Dr., Suite 3 Erie, PA 16505 814-217-9011