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Hackenburg Joins North Carolina Sea Grant


Katie Mosher,, 919-515-9069
Diana Hackenburg,, 919-515-1092

Posted Thursday, March 17, 2016

Diana Hackenburg has joined North Carolina Sea Grant as a science writer and editor.

Diana Hackenburg
Diana Hackenburg

“We are pleased to have Diana on our team. She brings strengths in science and policy, combined with skills and experience in varied communications channels,” notes Susan White, North Carolina Sea Grant’s executive director.

Hackenburg will share information developed through Sea Grant’s research projects and outreach partnerships with a variety of audiences through Coastwatch magazine, the Sea Grant website, social media, and other products and communications formats.

“Diana will be based at our headquarters on NC State University’s Centennial Campus in Raleigh, but will cover topics along the coast as well as inland issues that relate to coastal concerns,” adds Katie Mosher, the program’s communications director.

Prior to Sea Grant, Hackenburg was the communications manager for Triangle Land Conservancy. She also has worked with the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality as a watershed field coordinator, and with Blue Ridge Land Conservancy as a project manager.

Hackenburg holds master’s degrees in environmental science and public affairs from Indiana University-Bloomington, along with a bachelor’s degree in environmental science from Marietta College in Ohio.


North Carolina Sea Grant is a federal/state partnership that provides research, education and outreach opportunities relating to current issues affecting the North Carolina coast and its communities.

The National Sea Grant College Program is currently celebrating its 50th anniversary. North Carolina Sea Grant is proud to be part of a national network of Sea Grant programs that provides valuable resources for scientists, educators, local officials, government agencies, coastal businesses and the public to find unbiased, scientifically sound information about coastal ecosystems. Learn more at

North Carolina Sea Grant: Your link to research and resources for a healthier coast