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Katherine McKenna

Assistant Research Scientist,
Spatial Ecology, Mapping, and Assessment (EcoMap)




B.A., Biology, College of the Holy Cross, 2015


Katherine McKenna is a Research Assistant with the Spatial Ecology, Mapping, and Assessment Program (EcoMap) at the Anderson Cabot Center. She is a member of the aerial survey team and participates in surveys of wind energy development areas and the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument. She also assists with photo and data analysis, report writing, and research projects. Prior to joining the team, she worked as a naturalist on whale watching boats in Massachusetts and has gained over six years of experience with marine animal rescue, research, necropsy, and rehabilitation through positions at the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Marine Mammal Rescue Program and NEAq’s Rescue and Rehabilitation Department.