Thea joined the Ecology Center in August 2021 as communications manager. She has more than ten years of experience in cause communications, non-profit marketing, and environmental writing. Previously, as communications and outreach director for GObike Buffalo, she led regional social marketing campaigns to encourage biking and active transportation, supported bike education and outreach projects, and directed community planning initiatives for complete streets, trails, and greenway planning projects. She has a B.S. in biology and chemistry from SUNY Oswego and an M.A. in environmental journalism from Michigan State University. She has lived throughout the Great Lakes region and now resides in Buffalo, NY, where she enjoys the seasons, even winter, on various bicycles and boards.