Katie Latanich has worked with the Fisheries Forum staff since 2009, and coordinates the development of the semi-annual East Coast Forum and regional workshops and other projects in support of the federal fisheries management process. Katie’s recent work has focused on recreational management objectives, climate change and governance, and the integration of habitat considerations into council decision-making. Katie also contributed to the development of the 2013 Managing Our Nation’s Fisheries 3 conference sessions on ecosystem-based management. Prior to joining the Fisheries Forum, Katie worked with the North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries as a port sampler. Katie earned her BA in Environmental Science and Policy and Political Science from Duke University, and a Master’s degree in coastal environmental policy from Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment.