Kate Dempsey is the State Director of The Nature Conservancy in Maine. Kate has been with the Conservancy for 15 years and was previously the Director of External Affairs, managing policy, partnerships, and marketing efforts. She received her undergraduate degree in Government and Sociology from Bowdoin College, followed by her MA from Tufts University Department of Urban and Environmental Policy.
Kate was previously a VISTA Volunteer in Kansas City, MO with Habitat for Humanity and then worked in Washington, DC for the Friends Committee on National Legislation. She ran a public health campaign for the City of Cambridge, MA before joining the office of U.S. Representative Marty Meehan (MA-05) and then U.S. Representative Tom Allen (ME-01). Kate lives with her family in Bath, ME.