Lead Specialist, Science Knowledge Management and Fuller Program
With the Global Science team at WWF, Kate focuses on community-building, knowledge management and engagement in science. Since 2011 Kate has played an integral role in developing the WWF Fuller Science for Nature Symposium to be a highly regarded and anticipated event to learn about innovations and provocative discussions in the field of conservation science. In addition, Kate also manages the Global Science Network, an effort to facilitate science across the WWF Network and provide resources for scientists across the globe. Previously Kate served as the Program Director for Island Press, managing event series with Island Press authors in Washington, D.C., New York, and Seattle as well as leading the development of a knowledge management tool for adaptation to climate change. Kate also led a leadership program for youth who had been displaced by Hurricane Katrina with WWF and the development of the Tennessee legislative scorecard with the Tennessee Conservation Voters.
Kate earned a B.A. in anthropology from Sewanee: The University of the South and a M.S. in environmental policy from Michigan Technological University. Her Master’s research focused on the risk perception of natural hazards by communities living in hazard zones, specifically volcanic hazard zones in Ecuador and Guatemala.