Karly joined the Southeastern Wind Coalition in January 2022. She graduated from the University of North Carolina in Wilmington in 2021 with an MS in Coastal and Ocean Policy, completing a capstone on the economic and environmental impacts of the recycling industry and plastic waste trade on developing nations. Karly is also a graduate of Salisbury University in Salisbury, MD, and holds a BS in Biology.
As the North Carolina Program and Outreach Manager, Karly leads social media development and outreach efforts, member communications, and grassroots outreach in Southeastern North Carolina. In her role, she also manages all communication and social media responsibilities for SEWC’s 11-state footprint. In addition, Karly coordinates outreach efforts for the Offshore Wind for North Carolina Coalition, including grassroots/grasstops engagement, policy analysis, and strategy identification and execution.
Prior to joining SEWC, Karly collaborated with environmental grassroots organizations on various issues including water quality research, plastic pollution research and outreach, and climate justice issues. Karly lives in Jacksonville, NC, and volunteers for the Ocean Friendly Establishment Program in her free time, offering resources to help businesses improve their sustainability practices and earn recognition for their commitment to the environment.