Katy joined Sound Rivers as the Lower Neuse Riverkeeper on June 26, 2017, and is based in New Bern. As Lower Neuse Riverkeeper, Katy is Sound Rivers’ primary representative for the Neuse River basin from the Lenoir-Wayne County line eastward to the mouth of the Neuse River.
Katy worked as an Environmental Science Technician for Kleinschmidt Associates in Lexington, South Carolina, for 18 months prior to moving to New Bern in 2016. Katy graduated with a B.S. in Earth and Environmental Science from University of New Orleans in August 2015. She was a Natural Resource Management intern at the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, leading citizen science projects that helped educate diverse groups on science and nature, and was a student ambassador for the U.S. Department of the Interior at the University of New Orleans.
Katy lives in New Bern’s historic Riverside neighborhood with her husband, about two blocks from the Neuse River. She has a long-time passion for water and the environment, is a dog lover, an avid kayaker and a U.S. Department of Interior Certified Motorboat Operator.
Contact Katy: firstname.lastname@example.org