Evan Ferguson joined the North Carolina Sea Grant’s advisory board in 2021. She is the media coordinator for Cape Hatteras Secondary School, serves as a National Junior Honor Society Advisor, and leads the CHSS Materials Technology Advisory Committee. Evan Ferguson bio pic for Sea Grant Advisory BoardShe previously served as a Career and Technical Education teacher at CHSS and has advised student environmental organizations.

She was one of the first recipients of NC Sea Grant’s Community Collaborative Research Grants; her project presented opportunities for adding cape shark to school lunch menus. Ferguson is also a popular speaker at the NC Coastal Conferences and a guest writer for Coastwatch magazine.

Ferguson grew up on Hatteras Island, NC and has a master’s in library science and a bachelor’s in communications from East Carolina University. She lives in Buxton, NC with her husband, a maritime engineer and commercial fisherman, and two sons.