Matthew Kierce grew up in Montgomery County, Maryland and developed a passion early on for the Chesapeake Bay. After receiving a B.S. in Marine Science from Coastal Carolina University and an M.S. in Environmental Studies from University of North Carolina Wilmington, he served in Georgia with a national AmeriCorps program. Now, he is excited to bring his passion and expertise back home to the Chesapeake Monitoring Cooperative as an Outreach Coordinator with the Izaak Walton League of America.