Topics of Interest: Food security, nexus between ecosystem health and food production, rural agriculture in developing countries, international development policy
Research Projects: Rural Health and Development at the Food-Water Nexus: Kenya
Katrina grew up in Nairobi, Kenya, and spent much of her youth camping on the East African savannah and exploring coral reefs in the Indian Ocean. She moved to the US at the age of eighteen, and holds a B.A. from Brown University in International Relations, and an M.A. from the University of Washington in Marine Affairs.
Her professional experience includes several years in international development consulting in Washington DC, where she provided programmatic and technical support to USAID-funded fisheries and water management programs in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. More recently, she conducted research for the UN Food & Agriculture Organization's Bay of Bengal Large Marine Ecosystem Programme, where she helped develop recommendations to bring together eight South Asian nations to improve marine resource management. In the field of agriculture, she consulted to a private drip irrigation and greenhouse company in Israel, and also co-founded and ran an organic farm on the outskirts of Tel Aviv.