As the Conservation Project Coordinator, Kat facilitates the Climate Advisory Group in partnership with the Appalachian Trail Landscape Partnership.
With an interdisciplinary background in environmental science and policy, Kat has focused on how conservation practitioners translate science into conservation strategies. She has had the opportunity to work at the local, regional, and national levels with the Forest Service, U.S. Fish, and Wildlife Service, and as an intern at the White House Council of Environmental Quality. Following her undergraduate degree, Kat joined the Society for Wilderness Stewardship as National Program Coordinator for their Wilderness Fellows program. During her masters, Kat focused her studies on landscape conservation. Her masters project focused on the role that non-tribal partners could play to better support inclusive, collaborative landscape conservation strategies to support indigenous collaborative conservation projects. She received her B.A. in Environmental Science & Policy from Smith College and her Master’s in Environmental Management from the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University.