Katie Allen

Before co-founding MIPPR alongside Charles and Shelly in 2020, Katie had spent over a decade leading its sister organization, Algalita Marine Research and Education. She joined the organization in 2010 to build a new set of dynamic programs aimed at empowering students and teachers across the globe. Her strong vision for Algalita’s future led her to the helm of the organization, and in 2016, she took on the role of Executive Director. Driven by her passion for doing things one else has done before, she knew incorporating a brand new 501c3 would allow the Algalita research team to shift focus beyond ocean plastics and expand the scope of their efforts to investigate how plastics pollute our entire biosphere. She is captivated by both organizations’ missions and is grateful every day for the opportunity to lead and support such authentic teams