Katie Finegan, PE
Coastal Processes Program Specialist
Employed by the S.C. Sea Grant Consortium since 2021.
About Katie Finegan
Katie Finegan, PE, joined the Consortium in 2021 as coastal processes program specialist, a position shared with the Burroughs and Chapin Center for Marine and Wetland Studies at Coastal Carolina University. Katie contributes her technical expertise and knowledge to provide a wider range of services to those requesting science-based information and assistance about coastal processes—the connection between upland watersheds and the ocean, coastal hazards, and how to enhance resilience to these hazards.
Katie earned a M.E. and B.S. in environmental engineering, both from North Carolina State University. Prior to joining the Consortium, Katie was an engineer with Moffatt & Nichol where she worked on coastal-, water resource-, and environmental-engineering projects in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. Her areas of expertise include coastal management, coastal change analysis, and soft-engineered coastal protection.