Katie Westfall is a senior advisor focused on offshore wind. She has 15 years of natural resource conservation experience focused on the intersection of environmental policy, politics, science, and communications. Before joining NOAA Fisheries, she spent 7 years at the Environmental Defense Fund, where she served most recently as the Senior Director of Resilient Fisheries. She worked with fishermen, industry representatives, supply chain actors, technology providers, conservation groups, policymakers, and researchers to improve the sustainability, economic performance, and resilience of wild capture fisheries through policy, science, and technology solutions.
Prior to joining EDF, Katie was a NOAA Sea Grant Knauss Fellow in the Office of Congressman Jared Huffman of California. In this role, she advised on natural resource policy, including on fisheries and oceans issues. Prior to that, she led domestic and international conservation campaigns as Environmental & Program Director for Save The Waves Coalition and Program Manager for WILDCOAST.
Katie received a Master of Environmental Science and Management from the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management at U.C. Santa Barbara, and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California San Diego.