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University of Rhode Island Chapter of The Coastal Society


The Coastal Society (TCS) is an organization of private sector, academic, and government professionals and students. The Society is dedicated to actively addressing emerging coastal issues by fostering dialogue, forging partnerships and promoting communications and education. The University of Rhode Island Chapter of TCS consists of undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty in marine and environmental science, policy, and economics, working towards the goals of The Coastal Society.


Co-President: Katie Denman (
Co-President: Talya ten Brink (
Vice President: Melvin Alvarez (
Treasurer: Heather Kinney (
Secretary: Nelle D'Aversa (
Social Chair: Sara Benson (
Webmaster: Alexa Sterling (
TCS Board Liaison: Evan Ridley (

Faculty Advisor: Austin Becker (

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