Katy Hintzen has been named the Michigan Sea Grant Extension Educator serving the Saginaw Bay region. Hintzen will work out of the Bay County MSU Extension office. She will develop and provide Extension education and outreach programming focused on the water resources in the greater Saginaw Bay area, its watershed and coastal communities.

Hintzen’s expertise includes economic development linked to aquatic habitat restoration and coastal tourism, coastal resiliency, experiential education programs and outreach to communities, governmental agencies, schools and other non-governmental organizations. Before accepting this position, she completed an internship in policy and communications with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and was the Habitat Blueprint coordinator, developing strategic plans for NOAA research, restoration and outreach activities in the Muskegon Lake area.

“Katy’s background is a great addition to our Sea Grant Extension Program expertise and is needed to address issues important to the prosperity of the Saginaw Bay region,” said Bill Taylor, associate director of Michigan Sea Grant.

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Contact Katy at (989) 895-4026 or hintzen@msu.edu