Morgan Rudd Portrait

Morgan Rudd

Coastal Ecologist

Morgan is the Coastal Ecology and Permitting Lead for Native Shorelines, Davey’s Living Shoreline division. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences from the University of Virginia (2016) and a Master of Coastal Environmental Management from Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment (2018).

Morgan has lived and worked in coastal North Carolina for 6 years. It was during her time at Duke’s Marine Lab that she became interested in the nexus between coastal communities and their surrounding environment, more specifically, the concept of “living shorelines”. She is interested in using nature-based infrastructure to maximize ecological function and benefits to local communities.

With Native Shorelines, Morgan helps identify project sites, designs living shoreline installations, and serves as the primary point of contact for landowners. In her first two years with Native Shorelines, she has helped permit over 65 projects, totaling over 2 miles of installed living shorelines.

When she’s not knee-deep in mud, Morgan enjoys reading, cooking, and exploring new coffee shops. Her trusty golden retriever, Olive, is usually close by.

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