Institute at Brown for Environment and Society

Katherine Siegel '13


Katherine Siegel '13 is an environmental science concentrator interested in conservation biology and environmental policy. She is working with Professor Heather Leslie (Ecology & Evolutionary Biology/Environmental Studies), Dr. Leila Sievanen (Environmental Studies), and Dr. Sheila Walsh (The Nature Conservancy) to analyze the relationship between national regulations and species ecology in small-scale fisheries in Mexico’s Gulf of California. She will compare management practices at the federal and local levels with species’ life histories with the goal of developing proposals to increase the sustainability of the region’s ecologically and economically vital fisheries. She is a peer advisor in the Center for Environmental Studies and volunteers with the Brown Refugee Youth Tutoring and Enrichment Program.