The December 3 lunchtime Zoom meeting of the BHS Environmental Club featured Kate Morgan, Class of 2013 (pictured above) as the guest speaker. Kate currently works in Washington D.C. for the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) where she serves as Senior Coordinator of Water Investments. Environmental Club advisor Scott Logsdon noted that Kate is a perfect example of how to construct a career in science. At BHS, Kate was a standout in volleyball, playing all four years. She was a member of the Environmental Club and served as Vice President her senior year.
Kate showed the group slides of her journey through the Bexley Schools (including a photo of her receiving her diploma from Mr. Logsdon) and highlighted the school-sponsored trip to Bonaire Island that ignited her desire to study marine science. She originally attended Coastal Carolina University but transferred after her freshman year to Miami University of Ohio where she earned a B.S. in Environmental Engineering with a co-major in Sustainability. She also participated in two study abroad programs focused on sustainability in Costa Rica and in several European cities.
Following graduation, Kate joined the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation which is the largest private conservation grant-maker in the country. NFWF engages a variety of private and state organizations, other nonprofits, businesses and land owners in the work of conservation. Kate recently received a promotion to become Manager of the Pactific Northwest Watersheds. In that role, Kate works on several programs that aim to increase water and habitat availability for species across the country, including salmon in the Pacific Northwest. She is also currently pursuing a masters degree in Environmental Resource Policy at George Washington University and will graduate in the spring of 2023.
Kate attributes many of the opportunities and successes she has experienced to her education in Bexley and is especially grateful to the teachers who helped her pursue her passions. We are grateful she was able to share her experience and inspire future Bexley grads to career opportunities in the environmental sciences field!
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