Becca Burton

Becca Burton is the communications coordinator for Florida Sea Grant, a coastal research organization. Here, she combines her love of marine biology and journalism to help share the stories of marine scientists across the state. Becca’s background is in science journalism. She received her bachelor’s in journalism and minor in marine biology from Florida International University and her master’s in science communication from the University of Florida. She was a freelance reporter for the Miami Herald for two years where she covered the local, environmental and health beats. Find Becca on Instagram or Facebook, or email her at


Hannah Brown

Hannah O. Brown is a journalist, instructor and social scientist. She is currently a PhD student in the School of Natural Resources and Environment at the University of Florida, where she works as the school’s communications manager. She has a MAMC in journalism from the University of Florida and a BA in psychology from New College of Florida. Hannah is currently the Nature Coast Scholar for the UF IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station, a fellowship that funds her research, which focuses on stakeholder collaboration in oyster restoration projects on the Gulf Coast, for three years. She has a background in journalism, writing as a reporter for news outlets such as the Tampa Bay Times, Gainesville Sun and Lake City Reporter. Follow her on Twitter at @hannah_o_brown or email her at


Anna Hamilton

Anna Hamilton is a radio producer and oral historian whose work explores the cultures and environments of the American South. She received a BA in Humanities from New College of Florida and an MA in Southern Studies from the University of Mississippi. She has developed projects for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Southern Foodways Alliance, and reported for outlets including NPR and Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting. Currently she is the project director of Matanzas Voices, a multimedia oral history project documenting life and work along northeast Florida’s Matanzas River. She is also host/producer of Watershed, a podcast about Florida’s changing environments. Follow her on Twitter at @annawham or email her at