Faculty & Staff
Acting Director, Urban Harbors Institute
Coastal Management and Environmental Education and Outreach Specialist
Masters Degree, Marine Affairs, University of Rhode Island
Bachelors Degree, Human Development, Boston College
Acting director of UHI, Kristin Uiterwyk is responsible for the institute's interdisciplinary research and public service projects on ocean coastal topics.
With more than a decade of experience at the Urban Harbors Institute, Kristin’s work includes policy and regulatory analysis; harbor and natural resource management plan development, survey research, stakeholder engagement, GIS analysis, and outreach and education. Kristin has worked on a variety of topics such as sustainable fisheries development, marine debris prevention, economic development in coastal communities, mooring siting and environmental impacts, dredging needs assessment, public access, local responses to climate change and sea level rise, water quality impairments related to stormwater, boating activity, and failing septic systems, and working waterfront planning.
Kristin is the current chair of the MassBays Management Committee, and chairs the policy and partnership committee of the National Working Waterfront Network. As a resident of the south shore, Kristin also serves as secretary of the Board of Directors for the Weir River Watershed Association.
Kristin joined the Urban Harbors Institute in September 2005. She holds a master's degree in marine affairs from the University of Rhode Island, and a bachelor's degree in human development from Boston College.