Kate is a wildlife and wetland ecologist with extensive experience in the identification, conservation, and management of sensitive natural resources.  Her focus has been on rare wildlife species and wetland ecosystems in the western US, as well as commercial fisheries in Tanzania, marine ecology in Australia, and biological oceanography off the California and Hawaiian coasts.  Kate manages large-scale restoration, mitigation and development projects from start to finish, using her knowledge of the regulatory permitting landscape, ecology of protected natural resources, and project implementation strategies to develop creative and successful solutions to challenging environmental issues.

Kate holds a MS degree in Biology from the University of California at San Diego, where she also received a BS degree in Ecology, Behavior and Evolution.