Kathleen A. Rhodes

120 Arica Lane ♦ Cudjoe Key, FL 33042

(203) 623-2819 ♦ krhodes23@comcast.net


----------------------------------------------------- Professional Experience -----------------------------------------------------



East Coast Shellfish Growers Association, Toms River, NJ January 2005 – present

Administrative Assistant

Provide support to the Executive Director and Board of Directors in the management of this industry organization. Maintain website content up-to-date. Responsible for layout and some content of newsletter. Provided logistical coordination for ECSGA’s stand selling raw and fried shellfish at the Milford Oyster Festival (2005-2012), the Long Island Fall Festival (2010) and the Maryland Seafood Festival (2011).


Aquatecnics, L.L.C. March 1995 – present


Provide consulting services to various clients and on government grants related to shellfish aquaculture. dba Coquille Catering; Provide catering services including traditional Maine lobsterbakes.


SoundWaters, Stamford, CT February 2004 – October 2007

Director of Education

Responsible for coordinating all education programs including the hiring and training of staff, client service etc.


The School for Field Studies, Salem, MA August 2001 – January 2004

Academic Liaison

Responsible for networking with institutional colleagues and faculty members to generate support for SFS on college campuses, expanding the number of schools and institutions referring students, leading the on-campus recruitment efforts and encouraging the development of new initiatives with campus partners.


The World Bank, Washington, DC November 1997 - August 2001

Program Assistant Nov. 1998 - Aug. 2001

Member of Human Resources Team serving the Environmentally and Socially Sustainable Development Network.

Provided data analysis, administered vacancies, managed budget, facilitated employee performance reviews, served as Anti-harassment Adviser and provided general office management.

Projects Assistant Apr. 1998 - Nov. 1998

Worked as Long Term Consultant on Human Resources Team serving the Poverty Reduction Network and the Economic Development Division. Administered job postings and provided general office management.

Office Assistant Nov. 1997 - Apr. 1998

Worked on assignment from Best Temporaries for the Human Resources Team serving the Poverty Reduction Network and the Latin American and Caribbean Division.


The School for Field Studies / Boston University, Boston, MA January - September 1997

Resident Faculty / Lecturer

Taught Natural Resource Management to college undergraduates and directed them in research in public participation in environmental planning, in fisheries and in water quality analysis, as part of an environmental field study program at the School for Field Studies Center for Wetland Studies, Puerto San Carlos, BCS, Mexico.


Aquatecnics, L.L.C., Milford, CT

Member August 1995 – present

Provided consulting services to various clients and on government grants related to shellfish aquaculture.


Cultivos Marinos Internacionales, Caldera, Chile 1990 - 1995

Director of Community Relations and Training 1995

Used communications skills to develop public exhibits and tours, produce the company brochure and serve as liaison between the company and a technical high school job experience program. Wrote general training protocol for company and standard operating procedures for hatchery, interpreting HAACP / ISO 9000 guidelines.

Hatchery Manager 1991 - 1994

Supervised 35 employees, developed and implemented work schedule which minimized overtime and maintained average monthly production of ten million 5-mm “seed” scallops.

Chief, Micro-algal Section 1990 - 1991

Designed algal culture facilities, hired staff, ordered equipment and established micro-algal (food) production for new hatchery. Consistently provided sufficient food for a monthly production of fifty million newly set scallops.


University of Connecticut Marine Advisory Service, Hamden, CT 1988 - 1990

Public Participation Coordinator of the Long Island Sound Study

Gave lectures, appeared on television, met with legislators, wrote fact sheets and articles etc. in order to translate the results of the scientific studies on the water quality of Long Island Sound for the fifteen million people who live in its watershed and their elected representatives, so that they might be able to make informed decisions.


Schooner, Inc., New Haven, CT 1986 - 1988

Staff Scientist

Taught marine science to groups of all ages on board a sailing vessel, on coastal field trips and in classroom presentations including many live animal exhibits.


Metcalf & Eddy, Wakefield, MA 1982 - 1985


Prepared environmental impact reports for marine discharges, coordinated sampling trips, supervising field staff including divers, and developed a database of 50,000 Boston Harbor environmental data points, training researchers to identify and extract data from reports and to input the data into the database; ensured data quality.


Edgerton Research Laboratory, New England Aquarium, Boston, MA 1977 - 1982

Research Associate

Conducted applied research, funded through grants, culturing test organisms, designing experiments, building systems and carrying out bioassays of toxic compounds on marine organisms as part of environmental impact studies and inter-laboratory comparisons to refine standard federal EPA protocols.


Shoals Marine Laboratory, Kittery, ME 1977

Teaching Assistant, Marine Science II

Assisted students with their field studies and laboratory investigations.


Web of Life Outdoor Education Center, Sandwich, MA 1977


Taught environmental studies to grammar school students in a residential program.


Earthwatch, Watertown, MA 1976

Assistant Scientist / Director, Cape Cod Aquaculture Expedition

Served as hands-on leader for groups of adults in a project to culture the hard clam.



------------------------------------------------------------------ Education -----------------------------------------------------------------



M.S., Zoology, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH 1975

B.S., Biology (pre-marine option), University of Maine, Orono, ME 1974



--------------------------------------------------------- Additional Training ---------------------------------------------------------



“Introduction to CSS and XHTML”, University of Maryland Baltimore County Training Centers, Baltimore, MD 2007

“Avances en la Producciόn de Semilla de Ostiόn”, Universidad de Antofagasta, Chile 1994

“Uso del Sistema 7 de Macintosh”, Imagex, Copiapό, Chile 1991

“Spanish Immersion”, Centro Bilingüe, Cuernavaca, Mexico 1990

“Microalgal Production”, Bigelow Marine Laboratory, Boothbay Harbor, ME 1989

“Natural History of Long Island Sound”, Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT 1987

“Impeesa Training Program”, Boy Scouts of America, Minuteman Council, MA 1982

“Public Speaking”, Arlington Adult Education, Arlington, MA 1976



----------------------------------------------------- Other Accomplishments -----------------------------------------------------



Board of Directors Friends and Volunteer of Refuges (FAVOR), 2016-present. (volunteer)

Webmaster St. Peter Catholic Church, 2016-present. (volunteer)

Elected to the first class of the SoundWaters Hall of Fame, 2014.

Volunteer docent with National Key Deer Refuge, 2014.

Volunteer on various projects with the Southernmost Coconut Castaways, 2013-present.

Team member developing best management practices for the east coast shellfish aquaculture industry, 2010.

Team member delivering the program “Enterprise Risk Management Solutions for Shellfish Farmers”, 2013 and 2015.

Tutored adults in reading through the South Baltimore Learning Center, Baltimore, MD, 2010-2013. (volunteer)

Coordinated the oyster “food booth” a the Annual Milford (CT) Oyster Festival serving more than 20,000 half-shell oysters in one day, 2005-2011.

With my husband, owner operator of Coquille Catering, specializing in lobster bakes, 1997-present.

Tutored English through St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Silver Spring, MD, 2001. (volunteer)

Mentored a DC public school student in a science project through EnvironMentors Project, 2000. (volunteer)

Received a “Spot Award” for serving on a team planning and coordinating the HR Forum, 2000.

Instructed the on-the-water portion of a basic sailing course for the NIH Sailing Association, 2000 and 2001. (volunteer)

Received a “Spot Award” for service to the ESSD Network with the HR team, 2000.

Worked in Mexico for six months on a project to develop aquaculture technology for the pen shell, Atrina maura, 1995.

With my husband, founding owner of a restaurant in Caldera, Chile, 1993 - 1997.

Founding owner of a weekly newspaper, El Faro de Caldera, which began publication in May 1995.

Board member of Aquaculture Technology Transfer, Inc., Charleston, SC and Member of Aquatecnics, L.L.C., Milford, CT

Consultant and PI, Marine Pollution Study for Ocean Action (Coast Alliance), New York, NY, 1985 – 1986. (paid)

Study Trip Coordinator for U.S./Japan Bilateral Committee on Natural Resources (UJNR) – Aquaculture, 1985. (paid)

Received an “Extra Effort Employee Award” for maintaining “esprit de corps” during a particularly rigorous sampling program as Lead Scientist on a sampling cruise while at Metcalf & Eddy, 1984.

Taught four ten-week “Coastal Ecology of New England” courses for 30 students per session through the Cambridge Center for Adult Education, using classroom lectures and field trips, 1979 - 1982. (paid)

Avid and accomplished birder (carry my binoculars everywhere.)

Author of twenty technical reports, more than 200 newsletter articles and two magazine articles.