Kat Montgomery

Policy Director

Kat Montgomery specializes in seafood, aquaculture, and ocean policy and is a deep legislative thinker and writer.


She was most recently staff for Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS), then-Chair of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. While serving for the Chairman, Kat spearheaded bipartisan aquaculture legislation, commercial and recreational fisheries, unmanned maritime systems, illegal fishing enforcement, seafood trade, and more.


Before getting her Masters in Marine Biodiversity from Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Kat was an environmental educator, building and directing ocean-based youth education programs.


As a former educator, she brings to every project the ability to communicate scientific concepts to any audience and the ability to meet the unexpected with a smile.