Kathryn Marrone has joined the University of Delaware College of Marine and Earth Studies as coordinator of the Delaware Sea Grant College Program. She replaces Malinda Yarnell, who served in this capacity for the past five years.
The Delaware Sea Grant College Program promotes the wise use, conservation, and management of marine and coastal resources through a $3 million program of research, education, and outreach activities. A statewide program, it is a member of a national network of Sea Grant programs, located in every coastal and Great Lakes state and Puerto Rico, and is financially supported by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in the U.S. Department of Commerce, the state of Delaware, and the University.
As coordinator, Marrone will oversee all fiscal and administrative aspects of Delaware Sea Grant. This includes supporting the pre- and post-award efforts of the faculty, outreach staff, and students; interacting with the university and other agencies to resolve problems and exchange information; and preparing budgets, proposals, contracts, and other documents as needed.
“I am looking forward to getting to know everybody at the college,” says Marrone. “There’s a lot going on, and I’m excited to dive in!”
Marrone earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Delaware in May 2006 and a bachelor’s degree in English, also from the University of Delaware in May 2004.
Her office is in Robinson Hall on the Newark campus.