The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Pioneer Valley Coral and Natural Science Institute (PVCNSI)

We are helping to bring sustainability to the marine reef industry by growing aquacultured corals while supporting natural science research through incubator laboratory space and providing community-based STEM educational programs to historically marginalized communities.

Vision and Mission

Our vision stems from the realization that engaging and supporting healthy communities requires innovative educational models and sustainable economic development.

Our mission is to provide support for students and researchers that are systemically underrepresented in STEM fields and promote economic transformation in historically marginalized communities.


Contact Info

Roderick Anderson, Executive Director

Ljiljana Rajic, Chief Science Officer