Simone Barley-Greenfield joined Triangle in 2018 and supports facilitation and public involvement projects. With a foundation in marine ecology and coastal management, Simone focuses on coastal resource and watershed projects that involve both environmental and human dimensions. Simone has excellent writing, research, and analysis skills, and she is fascinated with finding engaging ways to communicate technical or complex information regarding natural resource management.
Simone holds a Master of Science in Earth Systems and a Bachelor of Science in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, both from Stanford University. After graduating from Stanford and prior to working at Triangle, Simone spent two years on the East Coast working as a NOAA Coastal Management Fellow in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. As a NOAA Fellow, Simone gained experience working at the nexus of policy, people, and coastal watershed ecosystems while managing collaboration among government entities and other stakeholders. Simone has an aptitude for understanding diverse priorities and perspectives, and she is skilled at building consensus and integrating goals and ideas across various interests. Simone also brings communications and marketing experience from her time at a San Francisco startup as well as field experience from her work as both a scientific diver in Monterey, CA and a sea otter field researcher in Southeast Alaska.
Simone grew up in Seattle and is passionate about the ecosystems and natural resources that make the Puget Sound region such a unique and wonderful place to live. She is dedicated to enhancing the wellbeing of both people and the landscape and loves to work on projects that engage a diverse array of stakeholders while thinking creatively, collaboratively, and inclusively about sustainability in the Pacific Northwest. When she is not at her desk or in the field, Simone can be found on a long-distance run, at home testing new baking recipes, or behind the lens of a DSLR camera. If you still can’t find her, she’s probably in California.