Eckerd College

Eckerd College Chapter of The Coastal Society


The Coastal Society is an organization of private sector, academic, government professionals and students dedicated to actively addressing emerging coastal issues by fostering dialogue, forging partnerships, and promoting communication and education. The Eckerd College Student Chapter of The Coastal Society is committed to furthering the mission of The Coastal Society (TCS). The Eckerd Chapter seeks to fulfill this mission of stewardship of the local coastal ecosystem through education, restoration and fundraising for charity.


President: Derek Thorn (

Vice President: Alina Fernando (

Faculty Advisor: Paul Hindsley (

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