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Our Team

Kate McClure, Ph.D.

Coastal Inundation Community of Practice Co-Lead
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Kate McClure serves as a co-lead of the Coastal Inundation Community of Practice. In this role, she works with a collaborative team to develop and facilitate a national network of practitioners working to address coastal flooding. 

Kate brings a passion for helping coastal communities adapt to climate change and over five years of on-the-ground experience as a Sea Grant Extension agent to this effort.

She holds a Ph.D. in Evolution, Ecology and Marine Biology from Northeastern University and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the College of William and Mary. She was also a Sea Grant Knauss Fellow in 2017 with the Department of Treasury’s Office of Gulf Coast Restoration. 

Kate is based near Annapolis, MD and enjoys spending time in, on, and around the Chesapeake Bay.


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Environmental Literacy and Workforce Development

Sea Grant’s impacts ripple across U.S. communities

Sea Grant’s work addresses a range of coastal and marine challenges through four focus areas: healthy coastal ecosystems, sustainable fisheries and aquaculture, environmental literacy and workforce development, and resilient coastal

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