Associate Producer - Catherine Simons


Catherine is our expert on freshwater issues...

Catherine Simons hails from the backwaters of the lower Wisconsin River. School, work, and a passion for travel have taken her around the world: Eastern and Sub-Saharan Africa, Europe, South America, and the Caribbean.

Catherine lives in Washington, DC and serves as a Senior Policy Advisor with the U.S. Committee on the Marine Transportation System (CMTS). Catherine has also worked in international development and environmental policy, including managing environmental research projects for the Office of the Secretary of Defense and running a social enterprise committed to improving child road safety in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Catherine received a Bachelor of Arts in International Development Economics and African Studies from the University of Minnesota and a Master of Science in Freshwater Science & Technology from the School of Freshwater Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She was selected as a 2015 Knauss Marine Policy Fellow where she worked for the Oceanographer of the Navy. Areas of particular interest include transboundary natural resources, the regulatory frameworks of tap water and bottled water in the United States and spending as much time on the water as possible.

Catherine speaks Swahili, runs marathons, and endeavors to travel to every country on our planet.