Giovengo serves as the EcoScapes Sustainable Land Use Program Manager at the unit’s Brunswick office. She joined Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant in 2005. She previously worked for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as an endangered species biologist and wildlife contaminants biologist in Georgia, Maryland, Delaware and Minnesota. She also assisted in research for the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center in Maryland. Giovengo worked on Capitol Hill for a non-profit environmental organization promoting federal legislation to protect international indigenous rights and environmental protection. She currently advances responsible stewardship of land, water, and natural resources by promoting natural resource-based sustainable land use and ecological native landscaping practices.
Giovengo grew up in Maryland but has lived in coastal Georgia since 2001. She earned her bachelor’s degree in zoology from the University of Maryland and her master’s degree from Auburn University. In her spare time, she loves to continue her lifelong learning of native landscaping and spending time with her son and Darcy, her golden retriever.