As Coastal Training Program Coordinator with Chesapeake Bay NERR in Virginia, Cirse works to inform and empower decision making in coastal resource management through capacity building, technical assistance and community engagement. Cirse believes that the most effective resource management is achieved through transdisciplinary means, inclusive of community and multiple ways of knowing. To her efforts in education, access and engagement, and any participatory process, Cirse brings experience in communications and outreach, natural resource management, responsible recreation and marine science. Her work and research history stems from a variety of agencies and organizations, including but not limited to: the U.S. Federal Recreation Council (aka FICOR), where she served as Executive Director; NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, where she worked in outreach as well as constituent and legislative affairs; five U.S. marine laboratories, where she studied the ecology and physiology of algae and crabs; and the Hispanic Access Foundation, for whom she recently wrote a report on Latinos and the Ocean. While navigating her career, Cirse has lived and worked in geographies from Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska, to Madagascar (nearish antipodes!). Cirse has a B.S. in Biology from Duke University and a Master of Marine Affairs from the University of Washington.