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Undergraduate Institution

University of Florida



Current Location



New York

Personal Interests

  • Hiking
  • Scuba Diving
  • traveling
  • cultural change
  • sustainability
  • marine conservation
  • environmental justice

Professional Interests

  • Conservation
  • Government
  • International Development
  • Journalism, Communications, Outreach
  • Law, Policy, and Regulatory Affairs
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Oceans and Marine Conservation
  • Sustainability

Elizabeth Sherr graduated from the University of Florida in 2018 with a major in Natural Resource Conservation and a minor in Extension Education. Her passion within the conservation field lies within marine science and governance, communication, and community inclusion. During her undergraduate years, she served on the Youth Leadership Council for Earth Echo International, a non-profit co-founded by Philippe Cousteau, to help create educational programs and awareness for youth about marine issues. Elizabeth also educated her peers on animal rights issues by interning with Wildlife Conservation Society on their 96 Elephants campaign. Additionally, Elizabeth was the president of her university’s Surfrider Foundation club, hosting monthly beach cleanups to protect the oceans. During her time in the DDCSP, her first internship focused on microplastic interactions with ctenophores, beach slope transects, and vegetation studies. For her second internship, Elizabeth did extensive field work collecting samples (seagrass, snails, lobsters, sediment, algae) for a restoration project from harmful cyanobacteria blooms in the Florida Keys. She also worked with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission on lobster, coral, and boat surveys. Currently, Elizabeth is completing her master’s in Marine Environment Resources abroad in a multi-institutional program studying in France, Spain, and Belgium.