Samantha Carter

Outreach Manager, Mississippi River Delta Restoration, National Wildlife Federation

As Outreach Manager, Samantha Carter works to develop and implement outreach and engagement strategies to advance the priorities of the Restore the Mississippi River Delta Coalition for the National Wildlife Federation. Focusing on the Greater New Orleans area, she educates and engages community leaders and other key stakeholders to address the alarming loss of coastal wetlands in Louisiana. In particular, Samantha works with professional Chefs, restaurateurs and food lovers of all kinds to make the connection between coastal restoration and Louisiana’s rich and diverse culinary heritage and culture. Additionally, she helps to organize the annual Cook-Off for the Coast in St. Bernard Parish and many other fun and educational- restoration and food focused events.

Before joining NWF, Samantha worked as a City Planner for the City of New York focusing on the cleanup, redevelopment and reuse of environmentally contaminated sites in low income communities. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Studies, with a minor in Biology from George Washington University and a Master’s of Environmental Management from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies with a focus on urban planning and sustainable design in coastal communities. The California native considers herself solidly tri-coastal at this point in her life.

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