UMass Boston

Katherine Castagno

SFE - Dean's Office


PhD, Geological Oceanography, MIT/WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography, 2019
MA, Marine Affairs, University of Rhode Island, 2014
BA, Environmental Geosciences, Smith College, 2012

Additional Information

Dr. Katie Castagno is a coastal geologist whose research interests focus on the intersections among coastal resilience, salt marsh restoration, and sediment transport. She is currently a postdoctoral researcher studying the sediment dynamics of the Herring River and Wellfleet Harbor to document pre-restoration baseline conditions and support meaningful projections of future conditions with the Herring River Restoration Project, the largest tidal restoration project in New England.

Katie has a PhD in Geological Oceanography from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology-Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program in Oceanography and a MA in Marine Affairs from the University of Rhode Island.


1/2021-Present Postdoctoral Researcher, Center for Coastal Studies, Provincetown, MA

2020 Instructor of Record, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

2019-2020 Coastal Sustainability Postdoctoral Fellow, Northeastern University & The Nature Conservancy, Boston, MA

2014-2019 Graduate Research Assistant, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA

2012-2014 Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI