Caitie Nigrelli

Caitie Nigrelli

Environmental Social Scientist

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Great Lakes National Program Office
77 W. Jackson Blvd., (G-17J)
Chicago, IL 60604
Phone: 312-886-1430
Fax: 312-353-2018

Caitie Nigrelli

Environmental Social Scientist

Caitie Nigrelli is IISG’s environmental social scientist. Caitie is focused on communities interested or involved with the Great Lakes Legacy Act, which provides resources to clean up U.S. EPA Areas of Concern. Caitie works on outreach related to contaminated sediment remediation and habitat restoration (including economic and societal benefits), user needs assessments, communications plans, case studies, and much more. She is located in the U.S. EPA Great Lakes National Program Office in Chicago.

Caitie earned her M.S. through the Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources at Colorado State University. Her graduate work combined communication, collaborative conservation, and education to build the adaptive capacity and resilience of local communities. She has participated in a number of research projects focused on the connection of people and nature. She has some teaching experience and has worked for Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks.

Awards

  • 2019 Western Dredging Association’s Environmental Excellence Award
    Former Zephyr Refinery: Fire Suppression Ditch Area Project
  • FY 2018 EPA National Silver Medal for Superior Service Award
    Zephyr Great Lakes Remediation Team
  • FY 2015 EPA National Bronze Medal Award
    East Branch Grand Calumet River (EBGCR) Great Lakes Legacy Act Sediment Remediation and Restoration Project Team
  • FY 2015 EPA National Bronze Medal Award
    Lincoln Creek and Milwaukee River Channel Great Lakes Legacy Act Sediment Remediation and Habitat Restoration Project Team
  • July 2015 Great Lakes Information Network’s Website of the Month
    www.greatlakesmud.org