Katrina has a Masters in Marine Science from the University of Auckland and a background working in research and teaching. In 2011, Katrina’s passion for the marine environment and conservation led her to join the Royal Forest & Bird Protection Society – New Zealand’s oldest and largest environmental NGO – as the marine conservation advocate.
During her time at Forest & Bird, Katrina has worked on the Best Fish Guide and many other marine campaigns designed to protect our unique marine environment and species and to help develop a more sustainable fishing industry.
Katrina grew up in Northland and near the Leigh Marine reserve, where she learned to swim, snorkel, scuba dive and sail. While a marine biology student at Auckland University, Katrina worked at Kelly Tarlton’s Underwater World aquarium, allowing her to get up close and personal with stingrays and sharks – her two favourite marine animals.