Helen Rose Patterson

Senior Outreach Coordinator, Mississippi River Delta Restoration, National Wildlife Federation

As the Senior Outreach Coordinator for Restore the Mississippi River Delta, Helen Rose Patterson works to build strong, vocal support for coastal restoration ensuring that funding for restoration is secure and effectively spent. She works with leaders in the interfaith community and Plaquemines Parish residents to develop and execute outreach strategies that build confident advocates for coastal restoration. Before joining the MRD team in 2015, she worked on coastal issues in Mississippi and managed a team of canvassers advocating for Gulf-wide restoration.

Helen Rose is a native Mississippian who studied cultural ecology at Bennington College in Vermont. She was an environmental education volunteer in Peace Corps Morocco before coming back south to Louisiana.

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