Ann Faulds and Alison Kraus haveassumed three-year terms on the Board of Directors governing the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary, a leader of science-based and collaborative efforts to improve the tidal Delaware River and Bay, which spans Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.
Faulds heads the Pennsylvania Sea Grant office in Chester, where she has worked since 2001 with professionals working to improve the environmental and economic health of Pennsylvania’s East Coast. This includes 112 miles of coastline along the Schuylkill and Delaware rivers in Bucks, Philadelphia, and Delaware counties and also makes up much of the world’s largest freshwater port.
Faulds is an aquatic biologist with 25 years experience in teaching and coastal outreach. She helps coastal communities plan for climate change, storms, sea level rise, and water pollution. Her specialties also include preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species, seafood safety issues, and wetland, stream, and lake ecology.
Kraus has almost 30 years experience working for PSEG, most recently as that energy company’s manager of nuclear environmental affairs. She oversees the company’s Estuary Enhancement Program that has led to the improvement of about 20,000 wetland acres in the last 20 years.
Approximately 3,100 acres surrounds the company’s Salem and Hope Creek nuclear generating stations outside Salem, NJ; the remainder dots both sides of Delaware Bay in New Jersey’s Cumberland and Cape May counties, as well as New Castle County, Delaware.
Kraus holds a master’s degree in business administration from Excelsior University and two bachelor’s degrees from Rutgers University; one in biochemistry and another in chemical engineering.