Katie Thompson is a Research Assistant with the Stanford Center for Ocean Solutions where she focuses on projects related to reducing illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing. Katie received a B.A. from Oberlin College and earned her Master’s in Marine Affairs from University of Washington’s School of Marine and Environmental Affairs. During graduate school, Katie focused on community-based marine conservation strategies and non-profit management. She conducted her thesis on fisheries learning exchanges, which bring fisheries stakeholders together to share resource management best practices.
Prior to earning her Master’s, Katie was granted a Fulbright Fellowship in Costa Rica. She has years of experience working in Latin America on marine science and policy projects, with a particular focus on Central America, Mexico and Cuba.