Dr. Abbey Tyrna | Executive Director

Abbey Tryna - Executive Director

Experienced educator and scientist Dr. Abbey Tyrna joined Suncoast Waterkeeper in 2022. She grew up in Cape Coral and has focused her education on learning about wetlands and protecting Florida waters. Tyrna has a doctorate in geography from Pennsylvania State University, where her research focused on measuring the effects of development on wetlands. Before joining SCWK, she worked with Sarasota County government and the University of Florida to help bring scientific knowledge and expertise to the public as the Water Resources Agent for UF/IFAS Extension and Sustainability. Before receiving her doctorate in 2015, Tyrna earned a Master’s in Environmental Science from LSU in 2008, concentrating on wetland science and management, and a Bachelor’s in Environmental Studies from Florida State University in 2001.