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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Katherine Smith

Federal Director, U.S. Geological Survey


Ph.D.: Ecology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, 2007
M.S.: Fisheries and Wildlife Management, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, 2003
B.S.: Economics & Ecology and Evolutional Biology, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, 1998


Assistant Station Director, Research & Program Development, U.S. Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station, Portland, OR, September 2014-October 2020
Station Director, U.S. Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station, Portland OR, January 2017 to March 2017
Assistant Budget Coordinator, U.S. Forest Service, Research and Development, Arlington, VA, November 2012 to January 2013
Acting Assistant Director for Planning and Applications, U.S. Forest Service Southern Research Station, Asheville, NC, June 2012 to October 2012
Marine Habitat Resource Specialist, NMFS Office of Habitat Conservation, Silver Spring, MD, March 2007 to December 2009
Knauss Marine Policy Fellow, NMFS Office of International Affairs, Silver Spring, MD, September 2006 to February 2007
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