Kelsey Richardson

Former Middlebury Institute of International Studies MARINE Student Liaison

Specialties: Ocean Education

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Kelsey completed her master's degree in International Environmental Policy at MIIS, with a concentration in Ocean and Coastal Resource Management.  She especially focused on marine debris issues. After her graduation from UC Berkeley in the College of Natural Resources in 2009, she spent the next few years working and traveling by sail.  Her sailing adventures have taken her across the Pacific aboard small sailboats and a traditional tall ship, including an expedition to the North Pacific Gyre to observe the state of marine plastic pollution there, Hawaii, and from Panama to Australia with rest stops along the way at a number of South Pacific islands.  Originally from San Diego, she lives aboard her sailboat in Moss Landing.