Kurt Cheng became the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary’s shellfish specialist following more than three years as an environmental science fellow and intern. His chief responsibility is to research the natural benefits provided by various shellfish found in the Delaware River Basin. He also helps to monitor coastal wetlands along the tidal Delaware River and Bay.
Cheng received his M.S. in environmental science from Drexel University in 2015. His master’s thesis focused on the ecology of the Asian clam, Corbicula fluminea. He earned his B.S. in marine science from Rutgers University in 2011, and he previously worked for the Haskin Shellfish Research Laboratory in Port Norris, New Jersey.
Cheng is from Edison, New Jersey and, in his spare time, he enjoys playing basketball and cooking.
To contact Cheng, please call (302) 655-4990, extension 107, or email kcheng@DelawareEstuary.org.
(Image credit: Shaun Bailey of PDE)