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Research Staff

Alexandra Fries

Project Manager
Research Staff
Alexandra Fries
Project Manager
Integration & Application Network


Alexandra is a Project Manager at the Integration and Application Network (IAN) based at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science in Annapolis MD. Alexandra’s work in environmental management has been focused on assessment, monitoring, and management of aquatic, marine, and terrestrial ecosystems. Alexandra has extensive experience in data analysis, synthesis, mapping, interpretation, and communication. Alexandra has experience working with a diverse group of partners including those in local, state, and federal government, non-governmental organizations, non-profit organizations, private industry, and academia. Within IAN, Alexandra conducts data analysis, synthesis, and communication by completing environmental report cards, updating the IAN website, and conducting science communication courses. Alexandra also creates science communication materials such as diagrams, posters, presentations, newsletters, and reports using Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office Suite, and ArcGIS. Alexandra has experience managing projects and staff on local and international projects, liaising directly with partners and colleagues, and providing insights on project direction and goals.

Areas of Expertise

  • Science Communication
  • Project Management
  • Marine Biology
  • Climate Change
  • Water Quality
  • Ecosystem Science and Conservation


  • University of North Carolina Wilmington - BS Marine Biology and BS Environmental Science
  • Duke University - MEM Ecosystem Science and Conservation