Kelli Moran

Kelli Moran

Entered Program: 2013
Primary Track: Coastal Geosciences
Adviser: Dr. Eduardo Leorri
Hometown: Washington Township, New Jersey
Education: BS Geology - Kutztown University, 2010
MS Geological Sciences - East Carolina University, 2012
Research Interests: Coastal evolution and sea level rise.

I joined the CRM Program in spring of 2013 to expand my knowledge of the North Carolina coastline. The extensive coastal policies and unique barrier island system make North Carolina the ideal place to study coastal geology and policy. My current research interests are in coastal evolution and sea level rise, with a multidisciplinary approach that includes sedimentology, stratigraphy, micropaleontology, geochemistry and modeling. In my spare time I enjoy most outdoor activities such as whitewater kayaking, SCUBA diving and rock climbing.