Advisor, Ocean Collectiv
Founder, the databranch
Kate Wing works as a consultant for a range of social enterprises on strategy, organizational development, and ocean issues. Kate created the databranch to support cross-sector collaborations that improve data for conservation and she’s a 2018 Ocean Data Fellow at The Nature Conservancy. Past projects include a leading a panel reviewing U.S. fisheries data systems; a residency at the open science space Manylabs, where she hosted the first-ever San Francisco Fishackathon; and a successful National Fish and Wildlife Foundation-funded project teaching computers to identify New England groundfish.
Prior to starting her own firm, she worked as a Program Officer for the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation’s Marine Conservation Initiative, where she developed and managed a $20 million grant portfolio. She worked on state and national ocean campaigns during her eight years at the Natural Resources Defense Council, including the creation of California’s network of marine protected areas. She was a Knauss Sea Grant Fellow on the Senate Commerce Committee and holds a Master’s of Marine Affairs from the University of Washington and a B.A. in Marine Biology from Smith College.