Our People

Stephanie Kyriakakis

Conservation Scientist, Michigan

Lansing, MI

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Stephanie Kyriakakis Stephanie Kyriakakis is a Conservation Scientist for TNC in Michigan. © Matthew Mitchell Photography

Areas of Expertise

Cartography, GIS, Spatial Analysis, Coastal Wetlands, Great Lakes


Media Contact

Ryan Hermes
ph. (517) 999-7745


Stephanie joined The Nature Conservancy's Michigan chapter in 2018. As a conservation scientist, Stephanie's current research includes coastal wetland flood damage reduction modeling and assessing the human well-being value of coastal wetland conservation projects within the Great Lakes. She also helps bridge the gap between science and communications by creating compelling visualizations for TNC Michigan. Stephanie served as the Blue Accounting coastal wetland visualization lead from 2018-2020 utilizing storytelling through mapmaking to advance coastal wetland conservation. She also served as a TNC Midwest Division Executive Committee member from 2019-2020.

Stephanie holds a B.A. in Spanish and a minor in Business from the University of Central Florida, an M.A. in International Affairs from American University and an M.A. in Natural Resources and Sustainable Development from the U.N. Mandated University for Peace in Costa Rica. She also completed a practicum in Israel and Palestine during grad school, which focused on water, cooperation and environmental peacebuilding. She speaks Spanish and is a certified Fire Fighter Type 2. Stephanie lives with her wife Roxanne and their retired greyhound, Leo, in Grand Rapids, MI. She enjoys beekeeping, playing ice hockey and fostering retired greyhounds in her free time. 

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