Treda Grayson 

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Treda Grayson is an environmental protection specialist at the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the Office of Water. She leads the National Coastal Condition Assessment, viagra a monitoring program designed to assess the ecological condition of the nation’s estuarine and coastal waters. During 15 years at the EPA, she has gained experience in and provided technical expertise to several Clean Water Act programs, including water quality criteria development, vessel discharge guidelines, and storm water permit enforcement and compliance. She has received several agency-level awards for her involvement with response to major environmental incidents, including the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan.

Grayson’s passion for aquatic sciences and policy has provided opportunities to help bridge the gap and cultivate better communication among scientists, policy makers, and the general public. She was elected as the 2014–2016 president of the Atlantic Estuarine Research Society (AERS), which is the Mid-Atlantic affiliate of the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation (CERF).

She regularly mentors young girls of color in the metropolitan Washington area through a program called SisterMentors. She dedicates her time to engaging in public environmental outreach activities, such as career days, waterway clean-up events, and judging science bowls and fairs. Grayson has a bachelor of science degree in marine science from Coastal Carolina University, a master of science degree in environmental sciences and policy from Johns Hopkins University, and is a doctoral candidate in environmental science and public policy at George Mason University.