Kate joined CRC in 2005. In her role as the Coordinator for the U.S. Field Programs, Kate manages all aspects of U.S. Coastal Program finances including proposal and budget development, financial projections, tracking and reporting, purchasing, travel coordination, and personnel. Kate provides administrative support and assistance to project managers, fund directors, and collaborative partners. Kate is also a key member of the Ocean SAMP (Special Area Management Plan) team and serves as the financial and administrative coordinator. She provides data management assistance and expertise to directors and principal investigators in the areas of budget preparation, forecasting, accounts payable, and reporting.