Katie is Program Manager of TOF’s Caribbean Marine Research and Conservation Initiative. She is involved with TOF’s work in the Wider Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico Region, which includes projects that bring countries together to conserve and study shared marine resources, restore marine and coastal habitats, develop national and regional environmental policies, support community-based alternative livelihoods, and protect endangered marine species.
Katie has a Master’s in Marine Affairs from University of Washington’s School of Marine and Environmental Affairs where she specialized in community-based marine conservation strategies and non-profit management. She conducted her thesis on fisheries learning exchanges, which bring fisheries stakeholders together to share resource management best practices.
Before graduate school, Katie was granted a Fulbright Fellowship in Costa Rica where she taught at the Universidad de Costa Rica and worked with sea turtle conservation organizations on the Caribbean coast. She holds a BA in Biology from Oberlin College.