Kate leads a diverse and talented team of experts to deliver cutting-edge research on innovative fisheries management. Collaborating with policymakers, fishermen, fishery managers and other industry stakeholders, Kate is a pioneer in the development and design of catch share programs. She has developed numerous tools to advance the approach, including the first step-by-step guide for designing and implementing catch shares (the Catch Share Design Manual) and regularly advises governments, fishermen and other stakeholders. Prior to her work on catch shares, she helped conceptualize, design, and capitalize the California Fisheries Fund, which gives West Coast fishermen low-interest loans to facilitate their transition to sustainable fishing practices. Kate graduated from Stanford University with an M.S. in Earth Systems and a B.A. in Human Biology.