Esperanza Stancioff

B.S., Marine Biology, Evergreen State College; M. Ed., Environmental and Marine Science; University of Maine

Current work: Extension Professor, Climate Change Lead with University of Maine Cooperative Extension and Sea Grant for over 33 years; focused on climate change adaptation research, education, and outreach in coastal communities to understand and reduce climate-related impacts; development and implementation of statewide/regional networks: Co-chair Climate Change Adaptation Providers (CCAP) Network, Coordinator Maine Ocean and Coastal Acidification (MOCA) Partnership, Northeast Coastal Acidification Network (NECAN), Maine Climate Council Community Resilience Working Group and Co-coordinator citizen science program, Signs of the Seasons (SOS): A New England Phenology Program.


Past work includes research: on lobster resiliency in a changing climate, phycology in Puget Sound, West African manatees in Cote d’Ivoire, coral reef ecology in Hawaii. 

Volunteer positions: Maine Restorative Justice Project (RJP) mentor, Stewardship Education Alliance (SEA) advisor, previously Ashwood Waldorf School Board member