Louise works as an Extension Associate for NC State University. She helps the Fish and Wildlife Service build collaborative partnerships to support on-the-ground conservation across the Southeast region. She is also a founding member of Shoreline Conservation Initiative, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the sustainability and resiliency of coastal and nearshore ecosystems through science, research, and conservation action. Louise’s goal is working with diverse groups to build equitable and resilient communities where people, economies, and natural resources thrive. Louise is also one of our guest bloggers. You can read some of her thoughts here.