Ali Rellinger is the Deputy Program Director and Education Coordinator for PLACE:SLR with appointments at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab and Mississippi State University Coastal Research & Extension Center. She works on developing curriculum and other hands-on activities, helps educators learn to teach about sea-level rise through educator workshops and participates in a variety of events in the area to teach the community about sea-level rise impacts and solutions.

Ali has B.A. in Biology from St. Mary’s College of Maryland, a M.S. in Marine Sciences from the University of South Alabama (USA) and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Marine Sciences at USA. She also taught biology, environmental science and oceanography at the Alabama School of Math and Science for 6.5 years.

Fun Fact:

Ali went to Antarctica for 2 months for her master’s research. 

Favorite Spot on the Northern Gulf:

The pitcher plant bogs on the Fountainebleau Trail in Ocean Springs