Hilarie Sorensen

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Professional Title
Water Resources Extension Educator

Minnesota Sea Grant Welcomes Hilarie Sorensen

What I do for Sea Grant

As an extension educator, my work will focus on helping Minnesotans address complex water quality issues in Lake Superior and inland lakes and streams by delivering accessible, credible science, resources, and programs to meet their needs. 

Background and Expertise 

My background includes research on species range shifts due to changing environmental conditions, marine trophic ecology, partnership development, the incorporation of interdisciplinary and ecosystem-based approaches to watershed management, conducting water quality monitoring, and finding research-driven solutions to address complex water resource challenges.


M.Sc. - Marine Biology
University of Oregon

MES - Environmental Studies - Northern Environments and Cultures
Lakehead University 

B.A. - International Studies and Spanish
University of Minnesota Duluth