Katie Reytar is a Research Associate supporting the Coastal Ecosystems Team within the People and Ecosystems Program. Her expertise includes GIS spatial analysis, modeling, and data management to inform coastal environmental policy and management decisions. Her projects at WRI include Reefs at Risk Revisited—an update of WRI’s 1998 global study of threats to coral reefs, Reefs at Risk Revisited in the Coral Triangle—a study focused on threats to reefs in Southeast Asia’s Coral Triangle, and other projects related to adaptation to climate change in coastal communities.
Prior to joining WRI, Katie worked as an environmental engineer for the consulting firm ERG and supported various U.S. government clients, including the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Science and Technology within the Office of Water. She also interned at the World Wildlife Fund, performing GIS work for the Conservation Science and Humanitarian Partnerships programs.
Katie has a B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Johns Hopkins University and a Masters of Environmental Science and Management from the Bren School at the University of California, Santa Barbara with a specialization in Coastal Marine Resources Management.