Portrait Photograph of Moira Harrington

Moira Harrington

Associate Director for Communications

Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education | Aquatic Sciences Center

Hometown: Madison, WI

Moira Harrington is thrilled to work for two programs–Sea Grant and the University of Wisconsin Water Resources Institute–that promote the sustainable use of Wisconsin’s water resources, with a special focus on groundwater and the Great Lakes. As a communicator, Moira tells those water stories through social media, video, podcasting and print and web content.


  • The world’s largest freshwater system is right on our doorstep. Fresh water is a precious commodity. As one of nature’s four elements, it is increasingly scarce on a planet with expanding populations, and populations increasingly congregating in arid regions. The Wisconsin Sea Grant College Program, the wet version of a Land Grant College, uses research, education and outreach to promote the sustainable use of our precious Great Lakes.