Kate is a New England native, having grown up in Southern Maine. She comes to Eating with the Ecosystem after finishing a masters program at Scripps Institute of Oceanography in San Diego, California, where she focused on sustainable seafood and fisheries. She brings with her research and communications experience (check out the wonderful website Kate developed as her masters project: www.followyourfish.com). Kate leads many of Eating with the Ecosystem's programs, including a project in partnership with the University of Rhode Island that will provide the scientific backing to support all of Eating with the Ecosystem's work - a template for eating local seafood species in proportion to their natural abundance.
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Aubrey grew up in northern New Jersey and graduated from Franklin and Marshall College in 2011 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology. Upon graduating, Aubrey worked as a Northeast Fisheries Observer and At-Sea Monitor aboard commercial fishing vessels for two and a half years. Her favorite part of observing was her interactions with the fishing community. Aubrey’s passion, knowledge and enthusiasm for the commercial fishing industry and local seafood landed her a position with Eating with the Ecosystem. As program assistant, Aubrey will be assisting the Program Director with a variety of programs such as Scales and Tales events, researching marine habitats in terms of seafood production, expanding Eating with the Ecosystem’s work in Massachusetts, and assisting in outreach, communications and social media.
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School of Fish Coordinator
Samantha followed her passion for the sea to the University of Rhode Island where she studied Marine Affairs and Fisheries. Samantha worked with the North-East Fisheries Observer and At Sea Monitor program aboard commercial fishing vessels for a number of years remains actively involved with the fishing industry out of Point Judith, RI. Her passion for commercial fishing, seafood, and farming led her to Eating with the Ecosystem where she coordinates our School of Fish workshop series at Hope & Main. Samantha can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dave Rocheleau and Julia Bancroft
Seafood For All Program
Dave Rocheleau is executive chef at Crossroads RI and a former member of the RI Food Policy Council. Julia is a GIS certificate student at URI and member of the Narragansett Bay Estuary Program staff. Since late 2014, Julia has been handling product procurement for our Seafood for All program, and Dave has taken the lead on educating food pantries and customers about using local, under-appreciated species.