Kate is responsible for CRWA's many science, research and modeling projects, including the Upper Charles River Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) project, water quality testing programs, and streamflow modeling efforts. She created CRWA’s Blue Cities Initiative, which has expanded to include Blue Cities National and CRWA’s river twinning project with partners in the Dominican Republic as the winner of the 2011 International Riverprize. A recognized expert on hydrology, stormwater, green infrastructure and low impact development, her work with Conservation Law Foundation led to U.S. EPA New England’s decision to expand stormwater regulation and successful suit against MA Highway Department for stormwater violations.
Kate has been at CRWA since 1994, and serves on many environmental committees and boards, including the Brookline Conservation Commission (Chair) and Boston's Complete Street Advisory Committee, which recently issued Boston’s Complete Streets Guidelines. A hydrologist by training, she graduated cum laude from Cornell University and received her MA in Geography/Water Resources Management from Boston University. Kate enjoys skiing, sailing and traveling.