Kate joined Surfrider San Diego in 2019 as the Beach Cleanups and Outreach Coordinator. Her love for the ocean started at a young age where surfing and scuba diving ignited in her a passion to protect and conserve the beaches and oceans. Her passion continued into college where she studied Environmental Science with an emphasis in Marine Ecology at UC Santa Barbara. Kate volunteered with the Surfrider Isla Vista Chapter from 2014-2018 during her time in college. In 2018 she served as the San Diego County Chapter’s Volunteer Administrative Coordinator. Kate is excited to support all the amazing volunteers that serve Surfrider and help to clean up San Diego Coastlines!