Catherine joined the Estuary Partnership in 2008. She leads the Science Team and manages the habitat restoration, data management, and monitoring programs. She led the Estuary Partnership to develop a strategic prioritization that improves regional investment in restoration and established an effectiveness monitoring program to evaluate project success. She facilitates the Science Work Group and coordinates monitoring and restoration activities with numerous partners in the lower Columbia River. She served as the Senior Scientist for the Charlotte Harbor NEP where she developed resource-based water quality targets and managed an interagency monitoring network. Prior to that Catherine was a wildlife biologist in a national park in Morocco’s Middle Atlas Mountains. She has published multiple manuscripts on seagrass in southwest Florida. Catherine holds an M.A. in International Development and Natural Resource Management from Clark University, Massachusetts and a B.S. in Zoology and a Physical Geography Minor from Miami University.