As Associate Director for the Sun Coast region, Caroline focuses her efforts on protecting the stunning marine resources of this unique park.

Caroline received her B.A. from the University of Miami in Ecosystem Science and Policy and Geography. While in Florida, she worked on invasive species eradication with the National Park Service and volunteered on shark research trips in Florida and Biscayne Bays. She then earned a dual M.A. in Natural Resources, Sustainable Development, and International Affairs from American University and the United Nations’ University for Peace in Costa Rica.

Prior to joining NPCA, she worked with the New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium. She also helped implement environmental programs along Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast and most recently worked with the Government of Ecuador’s Yasuní-ITT Initiative to promote Amazon conservation and climate change mitigation policy.

Articles by Caroline McLaughlin