Ali Rellinger has is a extension instructor in the department of Human Sciences at Mississippi State University leading the PLACE:SLR coastal climate resilience program. She’s located at the Mississippi State University Coastal Research and Extension Center in Biloxi, MS. Ali has a dual appointment with the coastal resilience team at the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium. Since 2018 Ali has worked with the PLACE:SLR team in a variety of roles with a special focus on climate education and literacy for audiences of all ages before becoming program director in 2023.

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 finishing a Ph.D. in Marine Sciences at USA in 2023. Her graduate research focused on the biogeochemistry of the polar regions, launching a broader interest in climate change related issues. She also taught biology, environmental science and oceanography at the Alabama School of Math and Science for 6.5 years. In addition to these rolls, she has a variety of experience in small non-profits and municipal government giving her broad knowledge into the needs of a variety of stakeholders.

Favorite Spot on the Northern Gulf:

The pitcher plant bogs on the Fountainebleau Trail in Ocean Springs