Dr. Kristen Lycett is currently the Executive Director of the Phillips Wharf Environmental Center. She joined the Center in 2020 as the Education Coordinator, shortly before the COVID-19 pandemic cancelled all in-person programming.
She received her two Bachelors degrees from Oregon State University including a BS in Environmental Science and a BFA in Applied Visual Art. After graduation, she moved to Maryland to pursue her graduate education in Marine Biology but was sidetracked by environmental education. She spent two years in Baltimore, teaching Chesapeake Bay ecology and history aboard the Skipjack Sigsbee, before enrolling in the Marine Estuarine Environmental Science program at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. She spent 5 years studying blue crab populations and the crustacean parasite, Hematodinium perezi in the Maryland and Virginia Coastal Bays under Dr. Joseph Pitula. Upon graduating with her Ph.D., she took a two year Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship at Salisbury University in the Honors College, before returning to the field of environmental education.
Lycett is an enrolled tribal member of the Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Tribe in Oregon.
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