Meet Kevin Chandler
January 5, 2012 | Posted by Delta Dispatches in Staff Profiles

Kevin visiting the Perito Moreno glacier in Argentine Patagonia.

Kevin is the new communications coordinator for the Mississippi River Delta Restoration Campaign, a joint collaboration by Environmental Defense Fund, National Wildlife Federation, National Audubon Society, the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana and the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation. In this role, Kevin serves as part of the coalition’s central coordination team, overseeing the campaign website, contributing to campaign media and coordinating joint communications efforts.

Kevin arrives at the campaign via the Armed Forces Foundation, a Washington, DC-based military service nonprofit where he served as public affairs director, managing all aspects of the foundation’s communications efforts and working on the group’s military outreach programs. He has also taught high school literature in North Carolina and worked on children’s educational and poverty programs in Argentina. He holds both a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication and an M.A. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina. As a master’s student, he concentrated on climate change and renewable energy policy.

“Growing up in eastern North Carolina, I spent nearly my entire childhood on the water and know well the crucial role wetlands play in the overall health of coastal ecosystems,” says Kevin. “Nowhere is this more evident than the Mississippi River Delta, and at the same time, nowhere are wetlands more under threat. I am honored to have the opportunity to work for positive change on one of the most far-reaching ecological issues of our time.”

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