Field Program Coordinator
Kate has been Field Program Coordinator with FPI since 2022. She works behind the scenes to help coordinate travel, process applications, and otherwise contribute to FPI’s programming.
Kate grew up in rural Maine exploring backyard beaver ponds, kayaking, and tagging alongside her marine biologist parents for intertidal field work. She has a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies with a conservation concentration from Mount Holyoke College and is currently pursuing a Master of Natural Resources degree with Oregon State University. She has experience with research in the fields of fisheries economics, forestry social science, and political ecology. Her semester abroad at the School for Field Studies’ Center for Marine Resource Studies stimulated her interest in natural resource management and inspired her published work exploring the market forces at play behind the serial exploitation of sea cucumber populations around the globe. Kate hopes to help more students have similarly inspirational field research experiences with her work for FPI.