Kathleen Jamison, Deputy Superintendent, Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary

Kathleen Jamison

Deputy Superintendent



Kathleen became the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Deputy Superintendent in December 2019, where she manages day-to-day facility, vessel, and budget operations for the Sanctuary. Originally from Rockville, Maryland, Kathleen started her NOAA career as a nautical cartographer in 2006, followed by a few years managing hydrographic data acquisition, eventually moving into budget formulation and execution as the Chief of the Resource Management Staff in NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey. From 2014-15, she participated in NOAA's Leadership Competencies Development Program, which included a rotational assignment as Deputy Superintendent at Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary.

Kathleen holds a bachelor's degree in humanities from the University of Maryland and a master's in geographic and cartographic sciences from George Mason University. In her spare time, Kathleen enjoys swimming with or without a snorkel, growing tropical fruits and vegetables at the Key West Community Garden, and collecting whatever fruits fall from trees all around Key West.