Assistant Director for Programs/Citizen Science Specialist
- Citizen science
- Program planning
- Reporting and evaluation
Kate joined Washington Sea Grant in 2009 as the citizen science specialist. After developing recommendations for the Puget Sound Partnership on citizen science, Kate has continued to work on connecting citizen science efforts with research, monitoring and management needs in the region. She has provided project assistance, convened workshops and is developing a clearinghouse of program information and small grants program. Kate currently serves as the citizen science representative and vice-chair of the Puget Sound Ecosystem Monitoring Program steering committee. In 2013, she started as Washington Sea Grant’s Senior Program Analyst, where she is responsible for program planning, reporting, evaluation and program development grants.
Previously, Kate served as Program Coordinator for the Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team (COASST), a citizen science program based in the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences at the University of Washington. Kate received Bachelor of Arts degrees in Biology and Environmental Policy from Colby College and a Master of Marine Affairs from the University of Washington.