Natalie Davis, M.S.
Natalie Davis joined the Harte Research Institute as a Project Coordinator IV in October 2018 for the Marine Resources Development program. Her initial efforts were focused on oyster aquaculture research in Texas. Ms. Davis then joined the GRIIDC data curation team in early July 2020. She assists with the data package review process focusing on metadata review and as Subject Matter Expert based upon her background and knowledge of coastal management and marine biology. She received a Bachelor’s of Science in Marine Biology at Texas A&M University-Galveston in 2009 and a Master’s of Science in Coastal Zone Management at NOVA Southeastern University in Florida in 2012.
She has a diverse background in marine science and coastal management as well as extensive experience in environmental regulations. Her previous employments include the Port of Corpus Christi Authority as an Environmental Permitting Specialist and Berg-Oliver Associates, Inc. as a natural resource Project Manager. Her regulatory experience and accomplishments as a project manager have helped define her understanding of the environmental requirements for numerous projects and provide assistance in critical development and resource management decisions.
Ms. Davis serves on the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council as the Diving Operations seat. Her roles are to provide knowledge and expertise as they pertain to the protection and use of the natural resources the Sanctuary provides. She is currently chairing the proposed Visitor Permit Program and is a member of the proposed Sanctuary Boundary Expansion Working Group.