Local Heroes 2024: Katharyn Boyer, Environmental Educator

Author: Kate Golden, Bay Nature
March 21, 2024
Katharyn Boyer artists rendition
Photo Credit: Illustration by Violeta Encarnación

Professor Katharyn Boyer, interim executive director of San Francisco State University’s Estuary and Ocean Science Center (EOS) in Tiburon, did not grow up near the ocean. But at summer camp on the Chesapeake Bay, at age 11, she dug into the sand—and marveled at its treasures. Clams! Then she wondered what else was down there, and why it stank. She met people, too—oyster farmers and crabbers—who made a living on the bay. Here was a whole gorgeous world sparking her curiosity. “I was just smitten,” she says.

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