People Directory

Staff Members

John Downing headshot
Director
Teleworking until further notice

Minnesota Sea Grant
141 Chester Park
31 West College Street
Duluth, MN 55812
United States

John Bilotta headshot
Water Resource Management and Policy Extension Educator
Teleworking until further notice

173 McNeal Hall
1985 Buford Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108
United States

Jessy Carlson
Resilience Extension Associate
Teleworking until further notice

Minnesota Sea Grant
31 W. College St.
Chester Park Building
Duluth, MN 55812
United States

Cait Dettmann
Graphic and Visual Design Associate
Teleworking until further notice

Minnesota Sea Grant
31 W. College St.
Chester Park Building
Duluth, MN 55812
United States

Alex Frie headshot
Research and Fellowship Coordinator
Teleworking until further notice

Minnesota Sea Grant
31 W. College St.
Chester Park Building
Duluth, MN 55812
United States

John R. (Jack) Jones
Adjunct Extension Professor
Teleworking until further notice
Maggie Karschnia
Minnesota Sea Grant & Water Resources Center Stormwater Extension Educator
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173 McNeal Hall
1985 Buford Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108
United States

Kelsey Prihoda headshot
Sea Grant Great Lakes Transportation Extension Educator
Teleworking until further notice.

Minnesota Sea Grant
31 W. College St.
Chester Park Building
Duluth, MN 55812
United States

Jane Reed Headshot
Web Developer
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Minnesota Sea Grant
149 Chester Park
31 West College Street
Duluth, MN 55812
United States

Madison Rodman headshot
Resilience Extension Educator
Teleworking until further notice

Minnesota Sea Grant
131 Chester Park
31 West College Street
Duluth, MN 55812
United States

Amy Schrank headshot
Extension Program Leader (2023); Fisheries and Aquaculture Extension Educator
Teleworking until further notice

Minnesota Sea Grant
173 McNeal Hall
St. Paul, MN 55108
United States

Don Schreiner headshot
Fisheries Specialist (2014-present)
Teleworking until further notice

Minnesota Sea Grant
138 Chester Park
31 West College Street
Duluth, MN 55812
United States

Minnesota Sea Grant Aquaculture Extension Associate Kieran Smith
Aquaculture Extension Associate
Teleworking until further notice

Minnesota Sea Grant
173 McNeal Hall
St. Paul, MN 55108
United States

Hilarie Sorensen headshot
Water Resources Extension Educator

Minnesota Sea Grant
31 W. College St.
Chester Park Building
Duluth, MN 55812
United States

Marie Thoms headshot
Communication Manager
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Minnesota Sea Grant
149 Chester Park
31 West College Street
Duluth, MN 55812
United States

Impermanent employees

Fisheries Research Technician

Minnesota Sea Grant
31 W. College St.
Chester Park Building
Duluth, MN 55812
United States

Yellow Perch Lab Technician

Minnesota Sea Grant
31 W. College St.
Chester Park Building
Duluth, MN 55812
United States

Student interns

Minnesota Sea Grant Student Worker John Emmer posing next to a cactus in Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona.
Front Office Specialist

Minnesota Sea Grant
31 W. College St.
Chester Park Building
Duluth, MN 55812
United States

Self-portrait of Minnesota Sea Grant Student Worker Tiffany Faller.
Front Office Specialist

Minnesota Sea Grant
31 W. College St.
Chester Park Building
Duluth, MN 55812
United States

Lenna Johnsen
Minnesota GreenCorps Member (9/25/2023 - 8/31/2024)
Teleworking until further notice

173 McNeal Hall
1985 Buford Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108
United States

Knauss Fellows

2023 Sea Grant Knauss Fellow
Sea Grant 2023 Knauss Fellow
Sea Grant 2023 Knauss Fellow
Sea Grant 2023 Knauss Fellow
Sea Grant 2023 Knauss Fellow
2024 Sea Grant Knauss Fellow
2024 Sea Grant Knauss Fellow

Postdoctoral fellows

Joeseph Rabaey
Postdoctoral Fellow (5/24/2023 - 5/24/2025)
Western and southwestern Minnesota

Graduate Research Assistants

Fouzia B. Bhat
Graduate Research Assistant (02/21/2022 to 12/31/2023)
Teleworking until further notice

Minnesota Sea Grant
31 W. College St.
Chester Park Building
Duluth, MN 55812
United States

Samantha McClung
Graduate Research Assistant (05/22/2023 - 05/22/2025)
Teleworking until further notice

Minnesota Sea Grant
31 W. College St.
Chester Park Building
Duluth, MN 55812
United States

Portrait photo of Minnesota Sea Grant Graduate Research Assistant Jamie Tigges.
Graduate Research Assistant (08/22/2022 - 05/19/2024)
Teleworking until further notice

Minnesota Sea Grant
31 W. College St.
Chester Park Building
Duluth, MN 55812
United States