Kara grew up in Chambly, Quebec, home to two National Historic Sites: Fort Chambly and Chambly Canal, part of a series of waterways connecting the Saint Lawrence River with the Hudson River in New York State. Growing up surrounded by water and going on many camping trips throughout Quebec, Ontario, the Maritimes and the New England states, Kara formed a strong connection and appreciation for lakes and oceans.
In her adult life, Kara’s love for being on or near the water led her to travel to coastlines in North America, Europe and parts of Asia. Through multiple visits to the Philippines over the past 15 years, she witnessed the negative effects of overfishing, bottom trawling and dynamite fishing on the ocean and the enormous work it takes to rebuild the ocean’s health.
Kara has spent her professional communications career working in the healthcare and not-for-profit sectors. As an accomplished strategic communications leader, she has a diverse portfolio of internal and external communications and marketing experience that has helped build brands and enhance the reputations of organizations.
She is excited to join the Oceana’s team, and leverage her experience and skills to help support the organization’s goal of making our oceans as rich, healthy and abundant as they once were.