Simona Perry

Riverkeeper & Executive Director
Simona Perry

Simona Perry, a Savannah native, earned her bachelor’s degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Biology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, her master’s in Marine Policy from the University of Washington, and her doctorate in the Human Dimensions of Natural Resources Conservation from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Before returning home to Savannah, Perry worked seven years as a marine fisheries biologist with NOAA, three years as director of an environmental education non-profit, and twelve years studying and writing about the cultural and political ecology of various rivers in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and New York. Before being named Riverkeeper and Executive Director in 2017, Perry led ORK’s Oral History Project in 2016.