Katie joined the Education team in October 2008 and you will find her presenting LabVenture! programs in the Cohen Center for Interactive Learning. She grew up in Long Island, New York and has felt a deep connection to the ocean ever since she can remember. After deciding to pursue marine biology, Katie received a bachelors degree from Long Island Universitys Southampton College.
During college, she took a semester at sea aboard the Schooner Harvey Gamage and learned about trout aquaculture while interning at the Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery. She also worked seasonally for the Department of Environmental Conservation in the shellfish department, where she sampled and tested waters around Long Island.
Katie taught hands-on marine science classes and summer camp with Cornell Cooperative Extension. Before settling down in Maine, she took a position with Marine Lab in Key Largo, Florida as a marine ecology instructor. Through snorkeling and labs, Katie introduced students, from around the country, to the importance of seagrass beds, mangrove forests, the coral reef, and the Everglades. Now she enjoys sharing her knowledge with students from Maine. Katie also enjoys gardening, kayaking, hiking, and camping.