Kate Lowry, Ph.D.
Strategy Director

Kate E. Lowry, Ph.D., is the Strategy Director at the Science Philanthropy Alliance. Trained as an interdisciplinary oceanographer and earth system scientist, Kate completed her Ph.D. at Stanford University and her postdoctoral fellowship at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Her research focused on studying phytoplankton in polar marine ecosystems using satellite remote sensing and oceanographic fieldwork, including eight expeditions aboard icebreaker research vessels to the Arctic and Antarctica. She has been recognized with a NASA Group Achievement Award, a Scholarly/Academic Achievement Award in Earth System Science from Stanford University, the Weston Howland Jr. Postdoctoral Fellowship, the Gerald J. Lieberman Fellowship, a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, and service medals from the National Science Foundation and the United States Coast Guard. Kate is an author of nearly 30 scientific publications to date. She is a member of the Society for Science’s National Leadership Council and on the board of trustees for the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and Arts Foundation, among other volunteer activities. Kate received her B.S. and M.S. in Earth Systems at Stanford University.