We’re proud to welcome Shona Clarkson as the newest member of Gulf Restoration Network’s team! Shona was kind enough to share a little bit about herself below: As a long time participant in the environmental justice movement, I am excited to begin my work as Development and Communications Coordinator with Gulf Restoration Network. It is a joy to join this vibrant team and to begin working to transform, protect and restore the Gulf.Originally from St. Louis, MO, I have a fierce love for the Mississippi River and a deep respect for the people (and cuisine) of all her river cities. Before coming to GRN, I worked as a community organizer around issues of food justice, immigration, labor and racial justice. I have a degree in Latin America Studies and Anthropology from the University of Kansas and hold a Professional Certificate in Sustainable Food Systems from the University of Vermont. Growing up in the Midwest, a land-based region, taught me the importance of healthy soil, water and communities.Although organizing has traditionally been the focus of my work, I am thrilled for this opportunity to deepen my skills in development and communications. GRN is doing incredible work and I can’t wait to get started!