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Lisa Swanger – Director, Outreach and Education

Contact: lswanger@inlandbays.org | (302) 226-8105 ext. 703

Lisa Swanger joined the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays (CIB) as the Director of Outreach and Education in February 2020. Her primary responsibility is to lead education and outreach efforts for diverse audiences in accordance with the Inland Bays Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan.

Prior to CIB, Lisa gained extensive environmental education and program management experience with non-profit, private, and state organizations. Most recently, she worked in the Burroughs & Chapin Center for Marine and Wetland Studies at Coastal Carolina University as the Coastal Waccamaw Watershed Educations Programs Coordinator. In this position, she was responsible for coordinating the Coastal Waccamaw Stormwater Education Consortium established to assist local governments located along South Carolina’s northern coast to meet federal stormwater permit requirements for public education and involvement.

Lisa’s deep-rooted passion for the ocean and particular interest in the human dimensions surrounding coastal and marine conservation led her to obtain her Master of Science Degree in Marine Resource Management from the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University with a focus in outreach and education.

As a personal motto, Lisa strives to “live with intention” which inspires her to make a positive impact on the environment in both her professional and personal life. She enjoys hiking and camping alongside her husband and two rescue dogs, practicing yoga, paddle boarding, and tending to her numerous house plants with a cup of tea in hand.