Heal the Bay Science, Outreach, & Policy

Dr. Katherine Pease

Science and Policy Director

Katherine leads the Science, Policy & Outreach team in tackling pressing water quality, ecological, and public health issues facing the people and ecosystems of greater Los Angeles. She brings her scientific expertise to advance policy and enact change locally and statewide. Katherine is an advocate for improving riparian ecosystems, protecting public health at freshwater recreation areas, pushing for action on DDT contamination, and promoting wetland restoration, among other things. Katherine joined Heal the Bay in 2011 as the Watershed Scientist, assessing the water quality and biological health of greater L.A.’s watersheds. Katherine studied Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Barnard College and earned a Ph.D. from UCLA, where she developed a strong connection to LA’s local waterways through her research in the streams of the Santa Monica Mountains and exploring the LA River. Katherine is passionate about freshwater ecosystems and loves to explore L.A. 

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