Associate Environmental Scientist
Resilient Landscapes Program
Urban Nature Lab
Cate joined SFEI’s Resilient Landscapes program as an Environmental Analyst in 2021. She earned her Master of Environmental Management from Duke University, where she focused on using geospatial tools and ecosystem service assessments to guide landscape management and planning. During graduate school she worked with Chesapeake Conservancy to incorporate flood mitigation into the organization's conservation planning. She has also conducted scientific research and review for several environmental justice cases at the Duke Environmental Law and Policy Clinic. Prior to graduate school, Cate worked in stewardship at a land trust in Western North Carolina, collaborating with landowners to protect and manage open spaces and working lands throughout Southern Appalachia. She holds a B.S. in Biology and Environmental Science from University of Oregon.