Fellowship institution:NOAA, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, Office of International Affairs
Katie Geddes will be working at NOAA’s Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research headquarters as an International Affairs Fellow. Katie will work with the Office of International Activities to facilitate international collaboration and partnerships throughout NOAA and its national and international counterparts to advance oceanic, atmospheric, and climate observations research around the world.
Katie received a master’s in Environmental Anthropology from the University of Maryland, College Park where she studied stakeholder engagement and community-based management strategies. She is particularly interested in the socio-cultural lens through which communities view marine management and climate resilience.
As an undergraduate, Katie studied biology at the Georgia Institute of Technology where she conducted offshore research in biological oceanography in the Gulf of Mexico after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. She hopes to use her dual background in the biological and social sciences to inform and implement effective and mutually beneficial foreign policies through this fellowship.
Katie grew up in Solomons, Maryland but has lived up and down the East Coast. She studied abroad in France and Indonesia and is passionate about helping those disproportionally affected by climate change. She found her interest in policy as an intern at the White House Council on Environmental Quality and subsequently a field organizer for Hillary for America.