Katy Laveck Foster is a marine mammal field researcher working with several organizations, but most extensively with Cascadia Research Collective in Washington State, and Kelp Marine Research in the Azores. She has specific interest in Risso’s dolphin behavior, but has worked with other species along the US west and east coasts and the Azores.
She has worked in rescue and rehab projects with sea turtles and marine mammals, and with large whale disentanglements. She also has field experience with terrestrial animal research, and has worked as a wildlife photographer.
Katy is an advocate for developing sustainable solutions for transitioning marine mammals out of traditional captive settings.