Larissa Graham

Education Coordinator

Connecticut National Estuarine Research Reserve

Professional experience

Larissa has worked in the environmental field for nearly 15 years, sharing science-based information with a variety of coastal audiences. After finishing graduate school, Larissa served with New York Sea Grant as the Long Island Sound Study Outreach Coordinator. In 2013, Larissa moved to the Gulf coast where she worked for Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant, the Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, and, most recently, the Student Conservation Association as the Alabama and Mississippi State Director. In this role, she mentored and managed young adults as they conducted habitat restoration projects along the Gulf coast. After nearly a decade away, Larissa is looking forward to getting back to her New England roots and sharing her love for the coastal habitats and estuarine life of the Sound with youth, young adults, and community members. 

What is your favorite memory of the Sound?

“I spent a lot of time boating and fishing with my family as a child. One weekend, we switched things up and I went with my aunt and uncle to the beach. We caught crabs with clothespins and pieces of hot dogs, looked for razor crabs in the sand, and played in the sun all day. I remember asking so many questions about all of the critters we came across – it was like a whole new world and made my love for the Sound even that much stronger!”

Contact Information
Phone‪(860) 446-7371
Office LocationMarine Sciences Building, 207
CampusAvery Point, UConn