Loretta Leist

Research Coordinator
Loretta Leist


228-818-8835 228-818-8841


703 East Beach Drive
Ocean Springs, MS 39564


Loretta Leist coordinates Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant research grant competitions. She answers scientists' questions about grant opportunities, coordinates the proposal review process and collects various reports on our funded research projects. 

She has a master’s degree in geochemistry from the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. She earned her bachelor’s degree, with majors in marine science and geology and a minor in biology, at the University of Miami.