Paulita Bennett-Martin 

Research, Writing, Community Organizing, and Management

As a development professional, I work on nature-community strategies. I use my background in science, community engagement, and development, to connect with diverse stakeholders who are creating solutions for social and environmental issues in coastal and island communities. 

I have worked on community driven movements in marine debris, promoting sustainable fisheries, building marine mammal awareness, and protecting our marine resources from offshore energy. My research experience includes marine debris, the Caribbean, fisheries, environmental history and environmental justice.

I often use social network analysis, citizen science, and grassroots campaigns, as tools to build strong support for meaningful work that is equally inclusive of institutions, organizations, and individuals. Basically, I love to connect with communities who live on the sea.


Savannah Urban Garden Alliance Rush Winner in 2018

One Hundred Miles 100 in 2018

Emory University Graduate Merit Grant in 2016

Emory University Graduate Merit Grant in 2015

Georgia State University Geographer of the Year in 2014 

Women In Philanthropy Grant in 2013 


Emory University

Oceana Belize

Stockholm Resilience Center

Global Association of Master's In Development Practice

Georgia State University

American Geophysical Union

Association of American Geographers