Kate Sherman, the International Coastal Cleanup’s (ICC) Project Coordinator has left the Ocean Conservancy as of 25th May 2010. Here are excerpts from an email by Sonya Besteiro, the Associate Director of the ICC, who wrote to inform us of her move:
“Kate, otherwise known as our data guru, developed and implemented the online data reporting tool and the online registration system. She has literally shepherded the ICC into the 21st century and has spent countless hours training you on these state-of-the-art online tools.
Kate has been accepted by Oregon State University to work on her Masters in Marine Resource Management, specializing in GIS and Remote Sensing, beginning this summer. She will take what she has learned here and parlay it into a degree and a career in marine science, especially as related to data collection, analysis and research.
Kate will be working with Oregon’s Department of Land Conservation creating a GIS database and mapping all the marine research that is being conducted off the coast of Oregon. And hopefully in her free time, she’ll organize her fellow students to participate in the 2010 ICC.
We will miss Kate terribly, but wish her the best as she embarks on a new chapter in her academic career. “
We have been communicating with Kate since 2008 and have appreciated the improvements in data reporting and sharing she has introduced. We will miss having her as part of the ICC team at Washington and wish her all the best for her future which will always involve caring for the planet.
Kate Sherman @ Ocean Conservancy.
Photo by Alvin Wong.