McGoff began working with the Rivanna River Basin Commission (RRBC) as Program Coordinator in July 2010. She came to this position with a wealth of wetland and riparian research experience. She graduated from the University of Virginia with her Masters in Environmental Sciences in 2004 having studied the role of herbivory and nutrient dynamics in salt marsh ecosystems on Virginia’s Eastern Shore.
Since graduating she has gained experience in academic research covering a broad array of topics including phosphorous and sediment processes in southern US rivers, and soil carbon stocks and changes due to climate change in Ireland. Most recently she has been working for The Nature Conservancy in Virginia as a stream restoration assistant for the Virginia Aquatic Resources Trust Fund.