In 2015, Dr. Colden earned a doctorate in marine sciences from the prestigious Virginia Institute of Marine Science. Her impressive career trajectory includes a stint in the U.S. House of Representatives as a Knauss Marine Policy Fellow and serving as the Senior Manager of External Affairs at Restore America’s Estuaries prior to joining the CBF.
Combining her scientific acumen with her vast policy advocacy experience, Dr. Colden is a consummate fit for her multi-faceted role as CBF’s Maryland Director. She brings to the table an invaluable fusion of scientific expertise and adept advocacy, skills that are central to the numerous roles she will undertake.
Recently, Dr. Colden stopped by the Spy Studio for an insightful interview about the significant challenges confronting the Chesapeake Bay in the upcoming decade. The conversation touched on critical issues, including the role of scientific research in public policy debates and the drastic, detrimental impact of the Red Catfish on native Bay species.
The good news, according to Dr. Colden, is that these invasive catfish are actually quite delectable, spurring commercial watermen to hunt them and seafood enthusiasts to help control the species through culinary consumption.
This unique approach may just be a silver lining to a serious ecosystem problem.
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