Everyday Environmentalist: Katie Majewski

Eco-Tip: Katie takes her Nalgene water bottle everywhere she goes. She keeps it filled up with filtered water from home and work so that she can avoid buying or using disposable water bottles.

Where are your job duties as Operations Manager?

Katie Majewski:

My main job duties include managing the office’s day-to-day operations. However, since the Delaware chapter is small, I get to wear many hats and a get a taste for every element of the work including philanthropy, land acquisition and work on the preserves.

Have you always had an interest in conservation?

Katie Majewski:

Yes. I am an avid rock climber and backpacker. I love pretty much any outdoor activity. Kayaking, hiking and fishing are some of my favorites. Preserving open space and habitats is extremely important to me, as it keeps my world beautiful and the environment healthy.

How did your career path lead to working with The Nature Conservancy?

Katie Majewski:

I was headed towards a career in broadcast but decided to devote my time and energy to something I really believed in. Past jobs have given me the administrative skills to manage the office’s operations, but working for the Conservancy also meshes well with my love of the outdoors and my interest in participating in something that is bigger than myself.

What projects have your focus right now?

Katie Majewski:

I have a strong interest in land use and water systems. Fresh water is something people take for granted, especially in America. As a result, protecting the Delaware Bayshores and the Delaware River Basin has become especially important to me for the well-being of the environment, and also for the people who are fortunate enough to live here.

What do you hope to tackle over the next couple of years?

Katie Majewski:

I hope to learn more about the Conservancy’s work in Delaware and in the surrounding region. So far, I have an interest in the land protection work but who knows, there’s a lot to learn!

A Delaware native, Kate graduated from The George Washington University with a bachelor’s degree in Political Communication – a melding of political science, marketing, journalism and broadcast. During this time, she also had the opportunity to spend six months living in New Zealand, where she studied indigenous cultures and explored the stunning landscape. Upon her return to the U.S., Katie entered the working world in the field of politics – working for then Senator Joe Biden on Capitol Hill and on his son Beau’s campaign for Attorney General in Delaware. She also worked in retail. She’s excited to have landed at the Conservancy where she hopes to apply her experiences towards helping a great cause and a truly wonderful organization.

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