Senior Project Manager, Eastern Midcoast
Department: Land Protection
Ciona (she/her) is a Senior Project Manager with the land protection staff focused on a region in the upper midcoast, who also serves as a Liaison to the Engagement department.
She grew up in a few different places but spending nearly every summer in Woods Hole on Cape Cod. Before joining MCHT, Ciona’s work experience was primarily in international relations and policy. She lives in Blue Hill and her hobbies include gardening, art projects, and a range of outdoor activities.
In 2022, Ciona received the Dr. Nancy Foster Habitat Conservation Award for demonstrating exceptional achievement and dedication to habitat conservation through her work with the MCHT restoring fish passage in coastal Maine.
On land conservation: “To me, voluntary land conservation is one of the most tangible ways to have an impact on the environment and on quality of life. Our work will last for generations—few can say that.”
On the job: In mainland and island communities from Lincolnville to Surry, including Isle au Haut and Islesboro, Ciona works with landowners who wish to restrict development on, donate, or sell their land for conservation. She also serves as a resource to local land trusts and towns on conservation-related projects or issues, and represents MCHT on multiple coalitions and larger efforts.