Data Management Coordinator
Ellie Rothermel is PDE’s Data Management Coordinator. In this role, she contributes to all steps in PDE’s scientific processes, from planning how to organize studies, to collecting information in the field and summarizing data for final presentation. Although Ellie mainly assists with restoration and living shorelines research, she helps facilitate wetland and shellfish data management as well. Fascinated with water and all things living in it since childhood, Ellie knew she wanted to be a scientist at an early age. She went on to get her Bachelor of Science Degree in Marine Science from the University of Delaware in 2016. After spending a year in Florida honing her data management skills in estuarine environments, Ellie moved back north to embark on her Master’s degree research, studying the oceanic migrations of striped bass and Atlantic sturgeon. Ellie joined PDE soon after completing her Master’s degree in January 2020. Although Ellie loves marine and estuarine environments, her favorite place in the Delaware Estuary and Watershed is White Clay Creek State Park, near her home in Newark, Delaware. She loves any activity that gets her outside, whether it be running, hiking, biking, or kayaking. However, her true passion is ultimate Frisbee, which she can be found playing most weekends.