Kate Nixon Anania is currently a multidisciplinary researcher with the RAND Corporation. Kate works on a range of projects that include building environmental models, assessing the effectiveness and validity of metrics for the Coast Guard, assessing economic impacts of land loss in Louisiana, creating a medical supply prepositiong plan for the Air Force, and measuring energy resiliency for the Air Force.
Before coming to RAND, Kate was a Federal Knauss Sea Grant Fellow for the Office of the Oceanographer of the Navy. In that role, Kate worked on climate security issues both for the Navy and for DoD. Kate also has experience working in the field of marine science, economics and policy. Her background includes fisheries research (with experience both in fisheries science and fisheries economics), coastal management and federal ocean policy.
Kate also volunteers as a personal finance coach and educator for young adults and writes personal finance articles for Investopedia and her blog, www.twentiesinyourpocket.com.
Kate earned a B.S. in environmental studies from Emory University and a Master of Environmental Science & Management from the Bren School at UC Santa Barbara. Kate also holds an MA in economics from UC Santa Barbara.