UMass Boston

Yvonne Vaillancourt

Nantucket Program
Dir, Nantucket Field Station

Areas of Expertise

Sponge Ecology, Environmental Education, Facilities Operations 


BS, Biology, UMass Boston
AA, Liberal Arts, Mount Wachusett Community College

Additional Information

As the Director of the Nantucket Field Station my work ranges from facilitating research of over 100 visiting scientists to coordinating field work for our Nantucket courses, to managing our 107 acres and our labs and dorms.  

Our Nantucket Field Station is home to unique ecosystems, flora, and fauna which attract 100's of amateur and professional scientists and avid conservationists to Nantucket every year.

I work closely with the Nantucket public schools providing hands-on activities for students and supporting a dual enrollment program for high school seniors who can gain college credit by taking our courses on island.

We welcome visitors year round to explore our property and discover the wonders of Nantucket.

Hope to see you soon!