Originally from Long Island, Kathleen chose to make the City of Fredericksburg and the Rappahannock River basin home after falling in love with the transition from the falls to the tidal river at Fredericksburg. Kathleen earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology at the University of Mary Washington, and completed additional graduate level course work in environmental science and engineering at Virginia Tech and in organizational development at Pepperdine University. Kathleen serves as the Executive Director of Friends of the Rappahannock and manages our fund development and community partnerships.