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Karen Roberts

Communications Specialist II

Karen Roberts serves as Communications Specialist II in the Environmental Public Education Office (EPE) for the University of Delaware's College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment, and the Delaware Sea Grant College Program.  EPE serves as the lead for the college's public relations, communications and outreach efforts.

Karen’s areas of expertise include strategic communications, marketing, media relations, public relations, and storytelling. She works to increase the college and Delaware Sea Grant’s external visibility by developing written and digital communication pieces that highlight the research, accomplishments, activities and outreach missions of faculty, staff, students and alumni.

Prior to joining the CEOE Environmental Public Education team, Karen served as the Communications Specialist for UD’s College of Engineering. She has over 20 years communications and marketing experience specializing in higher education, healthcare and non-profit organizations.


  • Delaware Press Association, 2015-present
  • National Sea Grant Communications Network, 2014-present
  • University of Delaware Coordinated Communications Council, 2010-present 
  • Public Relations Society of America, 1994-1996


  • Bachelor of Arts in English, Professional Writing, University of Delaware, 1990
  • Non-profit Management Certificate, University of Delaware, 1994

CEOE School & Departments

School of Marine Science & Policy

Advancing the understanding, stewardship, and conservation of estuarine, coastal, and ocean environments.

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Department of Geological Sciences

Discovering how geological processes have operated over various time scales to create and influence the planet’s surface environments.

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Department of Geography

Investigating the interactions between people and the environment and the processes that explain the location of human and natural phenomena.

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College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment • 111 Robinson Hall • Newark, DE 19716 • USA • Phone: 302-831-2841
Geography: 302-831-2294 • Geology: 302-831-2569 • Marine Science and Policy: 302-645-4212 • E-mail: ceoe-info@udel.edu

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