Kate joined the foundation in 2007. Previously, she worked in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at the University of Chicago supporting research on marine and aquatic ecosystems of the Pacific Northwest. Through a fellowship with the Department of Energy, Kate worked for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration evaluating and responding to threats to the US Great Lakes. As a graduate student, she worked with Oceana to develop and advocate science-based policies for reducing fisheries by-catch and protecting threatened marine species.
Kate holds a master’s degree in Environmental Management from Duke University, and a bachelor of arts in Biological Science from Smith College.