Chiara Zuccarino-Crowe

Great Lakes Outreach Specialist


Works collaboratively regionwide to forge and enhance partnerships among NOAA’s Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab, the national and regional Sea Grant programs, and Michigan State University Extension. Part of this role involves strengthening connections between these groups, while also focusing on special projects that involve the application of NOAA data, science, and tools into collaborative Great Lakes research, extension, and education programming.

Expertise and interests

  • Great Lakes ecosystem
  • Sustainable coastal tourism
  •  Outdoor recreation & the Blue Economy
  • Fisheries restoration and management
  • Place-based conservation and aquatic / marine protected areas

Professional Experience

  • Tourism and Recreation Coordinator for the National Marine Sanctuary System – National Marine Sanctuary Foundation
  • Travel & Tourism Sea Grant Fellow with NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries – John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship Program
  • Great Lakes Research Assistant – The Nature Conservancy, Michigan Field Office
  • Lead Naturalist – Fenner Nature Center / City of Lansing
  • ORISE Research Fellow, Monitoring & Indicators – U.S. EPA’s Great Lakes National Program Office
  • California Recreational Fisheries Survey – Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission


  • B.A. Boston College (Biology)
  • M.S. Michigan State University (Fisheries and Wildlife)


Phone: (734) 741-2363

Michigan Sea Grant Extension
MSU – Greening Michigan Institute
Manly Miles Building
1405 S. Harrison Rd., Rm. 305
East Lansing, MI 48823-5243

Michigan Sea Grant Extension
NOAA – Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab
4840 South State Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48108