A native of the Chesapeake Bay, Kiera is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of BlackOak Collective and an MBA candidate and Keller Scholar at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. At BlackOak, Kiera leads the executive team, manages company finances and business administration, and provides strategic direction. Previously, she worked at Ocean Conservancy as the Manager for Program Operations and as a program associate at Meridian Institute. Kiera has also conducted research on oyster fishery policy in Maryland, oyster restoration in the Chesapeake Bay, salt marsh restoration in Virginia, and alternative dietary feeds for farm-raised red drum. Kiera graduated from the University of Virginia with a double major in Environmental Science and Anthropology.
State: North Carolina
Membership Level: General Member
Current Employer: BlackOak Collective
Previous Employer: Ocean Conservancy, Meridian Institute
Education: BS, Environmental Science and Anthropology, University of Virginia MBA, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
Areas of Expertise: Ocean policy, ocean conservation, conflict resolution, business