Marine Debris Program Welcomes New Mid-Atlantic Regional Coordinator
NOVEMBER 1, 2021 ─ On October 27, Katie Morgan joined the NOAA Marine Debris Program MDP) as the new Regional Coordinator for the Mid-Atlantic. As Regional Coordinator, Katie will represent the MDP in the region, and work with agencies, NGO, industry, and academia on a variety of projects and initiatives to identify, research, prevent, assess, and remove marine debris.
Katie was born and raised in the region and has spent her career focused on conserving our ocean, public lands, and the Chesapeake Bay. Prior to joining the MDP, Katie worked at the Ocean Conservancy, where she helped to establish the nation’s first Regional Ocean Plans in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, and at the National Parks Conservation Association and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, where she led grassroots engagement efforts.
Katie has a Bachelor’s in Biology and Political Science from St. Mary’s College of Maryland and Masters in Environmental Science and Policy from Johns Hopkins University. She studied abroad at Australia's James Cook University, learning marine biology on the Great Barrier Reef. When she is not working to conserve our ocean, coasts and watersheds, Katie can be found running ultramarathons. She is always looking for running partners – no matter the distance or pace!
For more information, please contact Katie.Morgan@noaa.gov.