Katie joined Oceana in January 2016 as their Deputy Chief Scientist.
Her varied work environments have included Arctic ice caps, Capitol Hill, international treaty negotiations, and the waters of the eastern tropical Pacific. After 10 years in research, she returned to Washington DC, her hometown, to work as a legislative fellow in the U.S. Congress and then for the Office of Marine Conservation in the U.S. State Department. Katie continued her science-based policy work with the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation and, most recently, with The Pew Charitable Trusts, where she ran a marine conservation and sustainable fisheries grantmaking program.
She has an M.Sc. and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in Earth and Environmental Science, and in her free time enjoys running, reading, and traveling.