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Cyan Simmons

Port Community Liaison

Cyan is the South Florida Port Community Liaison at Ocean Conservancy with over five years’ experience in delivering quality community outreach with the National Park Service and other non-profit organizations. She is a recent graduate from the University of Miami Rosenstiel School where she received her Masters of Professional Science in Coastal Zone Management with a research focus on the impact of STEM outreach in underrepresented communities, and earned her Bachelors of Science in Biology and Psychology from Tuskegee University. Cyan has been connecting authentically with communities and creating awareness amongst youth throughout her career. In her current role, Cyan works with historically excluded communities to mobilize regional wisdom, and leverage sustainable partnerships to steward local livelihoods. Cyan works to combine her passion for marine science with sustainability and outreach in an effort to advocate for positive change for our ocean and marginalized coastal communities.

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