Kathryn Carria, LTJG

Kathryn Carria, LTJG

NOAA Corps Officer



LTJG Katie Carria commissioned in the NOAA Corps July 2015 and has been with Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary since January 2018 where she is an integral part of the science and damage assessment team. She also contributes to other sanctuary missions such as outreach, permitting, and other dive operations.

Previously, Katie was stationed on NOAA Ship Henry B. Bigelow for two years. The ship's primary mission is monitoring the U.S. East Coast fish stocks. While aboard, she qualified as Officer of the Deck, certified as a NOAA Working Diver, and the lead Medical Officer. She currently holds a U.S. Coast Guard 100-Ton Master’s License.

Katie graduated from The University of Rhode Island in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Aquaculture and Fisheries Technology and a Bachelor of Arts in Biology. She attended SEA Semester on tall ship SSV Corwith Cramer sailing the Caribbean as a crewmember conducting scientific studies. Katie was drawn to the NOAA Corps because it combined her passion for going to sea with her passion for marine science.