Kate Barber

Science Writer and Public Information Officer

(907) 274-9691 ext. 208

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Kate Barber


Writes stories, reports and other communication pieces for a variety of audiences about Alaska Sea Grant work and activities. Serves as the public information point of contact for Alaska Sea Grant, in coordination with the UAF University Relations team.


  • M.A. International Public Relations and Global Communications Management, Cardiff University
  • B.S. Journalism and Mass Communications, Iowa State University


  • Writing and Research Specialist, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Anchorage
  • Public Affairs intern, U.S. State Department, U.S. Embassy in Armenia
  • Technical Writer/Grant Writer, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC)
  • Research Assistant, Kalahari Research Center, South Africa
  • Mixed Taxonomy Intern, Caño Palma Biological Research Station, Costa Rica


I am passionate about wildlife (including conservation and research) and volunteer with wild bird rehabilitation at Bird TLC in Anchorage. Favorite hobbies include photography and traveling to new places. I also love hiking and camping, cooking, fishing, berry picking and spending time with my family, including my cat, Voodoo.