New Communications Specialist joins Texas Sea Grant

May 20, 2016

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — The Texas Sea Grant College Program at Texas A&M University has hired a new communicator with a decade of experience in public affairs with the U.S. Army.

Tiffany Evans, the program’s new Communications Specialist, is located at the program’s main office on the Texas A&M campus. She enlisted in the U.S. Army in the print journalist track for public affairs specialists, completed basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C., and continued her training in military public affairs at Fort Meade, Md. She also was stationed at Fort Hood, Texas, Fort Wainwright, Alaska, Fort Drum, N.Y., and in Afghanistan and Iraq, where her duties included writing, editing, photography and graphic design, and training and mentoring other personnel in those skills.

“From writing stories to escorting media to shadowing famous visitors, I was able to explore many aspects of a career in public affairs,” Evans said. “I’m excited to be working for Texas Sea Grant, where I look forward to meeting the other members of the team and learning more about the various projects within our organization. I plan to do my best to share our work with the public.”

Evans holds a bachelor of science degree in psychology from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. She was most recently employed by the Texas Research Data Center in Texas A&M’s College of Liberal Arts.

“We are fortunate to be able to welcome someone with Tiffany’s breadth of experience to Texas Sea Grant,” said Cindie Powell, Editor and head of communications at Texas Sea Grant. “Her background in publications and social media will help us heighten public awareness of Texas Sea Grant’s programs and ultimately increase the support we can provide to coastal Texans.”

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Texas Sea Grant is a unique partnership that unites the resources of the federal government, the State of Texas and universities across the state to create knowledge, tools, products and services that benefit the economy, the environment and the citizens of Texas. It is administered through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and is one of 33 university-based Sea Grant Programs around the country. Texas Sea Grant is a non-academic research center in the College of Geosciences at Texas A&M University. The program’s mission is to improve the understanding, wise use and stewardship of Texas coastal and marine resources.