Michigan Sea Grant Extension names new program coordinator

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Heather Triezenberg has accepted the position of program coordinator for Michigan Sea Grant Extension.

She takes over the position following the retirement of Chuck Pistis and will assume her role in mid-March.

"I am pleased that we have been able to convince Heather to become our new Extension program coordinator," said Jim Diana, director of the Michigan Sea Grant College Program. "She steps into big shoes to fill by replacing Chuck Pistis, but with her strong academic training in human dimension research, along with her experience at the national Sea Grant office and at Michigan State University, she has the perfect combination of skills to succeed at this position. I am looking forward to her leading our program into an even stronger focus on human dimensions in the future."

As Extension specialist and program coordinator, Triezenberg will coordinate the statewide Sea Grant Extension Program in collaboration with the Michigan State University Extension Greening Michigan Institute. Michigan Sea Grant Extension educators work with stakeholders on critical Great Lakes issues such as resilient communities and economies, healthy coastal ecosystems, sustainable fisheries and aquaculture and environmental literacy.

"I'm thrilled at the opportunity to join Michigan Sea Grant as Extension specialist and program coordinator," Triezenberg said. "I look forward to working with Michigan Sea Grant's staff members and stakeholders to address critical issues facing the Great Lakes and its coastal communities."

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