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Hallie Brown

Coastal Stories Project Associate

Hallie is an interdisciplinary scientist and communication professional dedicated to advancing collaborative and Indigenous-led coastal stewardship in California. She is passionate about centering environmental and social justice in conservation, and utilizing storytelling to affect positive change. Hallie earned her Master’s degree in Coastal Science and Policy at UC Santa Cruz in 2024, where she researched barriers and opportunities to increase Tribal access and decision making in coastal management and conservation in California. As a master’s student, she also contributed to Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve (ESNERR)’s efforts to restore native Olympia oysters and build relationships with local Tribes.


She previously worked as an AmeriCorps VISTA for the Tribes of the Kodiak Archipelago, Alaska on research and education for coastal resilience and food security, and as an Environmental Educator in K-7 classrooms in Santa Barbara. She has conducted research in southern Chile, the Solomon Islands, and southeast Alaska on the intersection between local food systems, conservation, and community well-being. She holds a B.A. in Environmental Studies from UC Santa Barbara.  

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