Kim Gordon

Program Director


Kim works at the convergence of science, policy and process. She holds a strong belief in the value of collaborative process and forward looking dialogue, and is is excited to be working in support of positive ocean outcomes in her home state of California.


Kim spent nearly a decade with Duke University’s Fisheries Leadership & Sustainability Forum, serving as a thought partner, convenor and science-policy bridge to help advance current and future fishery management challenges. She has worked across a broad span of regions and topics, with particular expertise in climate and ecosystem change, risk and uncertainty, and collaborative management and decision making processes. Through a circuitous and non-linear path, Kim has also moonlighted as an animal trainer and pharmaceutical chemist.

Kim has a Master’s of Environmental Management from Duke University, and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Santa Cruz in Environmental Studies.

Perfect Fit

Self-described as a connector-of-dots, the intersection of climate, oceans, and people has always interested Kim. She is excited to forge new connections as part of the Ocean Science Trust team, and thrilled  to work with an organization that fills such a unique and important niche.

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