Katharine Leigh

Email: kll86<at>cornell.edu
United States
Date of Birth: 
11th February, 1993
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Project/ Programme Management
Research and Analysis
Strategic Alliances
Training and Capacity Building
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I have spent the past year deepening my communication skills by working in The Nature Conservancy's Marketing Division. I now split my time between the Marketing Division and the Conservancy's Palmyra Program. With the Palmyra Program, I have the opportunity to collaborate with marine scientists both within and outside of the Conservancy to explore potential new partnerships and research collaborations to promote ocean conservation. Although employed full-time, I still dedicate some of my spare time towards my social venture project, KomunikasIndonesia (KI).

Despite my 6 years of experience in seafood sustainability, and having championed various projects focused on sustainable food systems and waste reduction, I wish to further expand my own knowledge base and become an even better problem-solver. Thus, I will be going to graduate school in a few years. My love of Marine Biology continues to transcend traditional academic and social boundaries, merging into the fields of International Development and Environmental Economics. Ultimately, by drawing from my broad educational background, I plan to dedicate my career towards sustainability, and alleviate marine resource inequalities. I aim to focus on small-scale fisheries in South East Asia, and the incentive structures within them. By bridging chronic communication gaps, I hope to promote equity, accessibility, practicality, and resiliency at the interface between government, business, institutions, research, and the general public.

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Date of joining: 28-Mar-2015
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