Christian Miller has joined the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium (MASGC ) as an extension specialist focusing on nonpoint pollution issues. He works out of the Auburn University Marine Extension and Research Center (AUMERC) in Mobile, Ala., and serves as the Alabama- Mississippi Clean Marina Program coordinator and the Coastal Alabama Clean Water Partnership facilitator. His newly created position is funded through the Alabama Clean Water Partnership, AUMERC, MASGC and the Mobile Bay National Estuary Program, which are involved in various water-quality programs.
Miller received a bachelor’s degree in biology from Jacksonville State University and a master’s degree in fisheries science and applied aquacultures from Auburn University.
Prior to joining MASGC, Miller served as an extension agent at the Miami-Dade County Extension Service in Florida from 2004 to 2008, primarily organizing informal outreach and education programs in the areas of aquaculture and water science. He also enjoyed organizing annual youth sportfishing programs for the local 4-H youth development program.
“I’m excited to have the opportunity to come back home to Alabama and work on water quality issues that are important to protecting the natural resources of the Gulf coastal communities,” he said.