Katie Propp is an accomplished conservation professional with a passion for wildlife and strong
background in management. As the Chief Operations Officer (COO) at Penguins International,
she plays a crucial role in overseeing the organization’s day-to-day activities and ensuring its
mission is carried out effectively.
With a deep appreciation for nature and a commitment to protecting endangered species, Katie
has dedicated her career to the conservation of wildlife and wild places. Katie’s decade of
experience in polar science, technology, cultural institutions, and leadership gives her a solid
foundation in understanding how to drive global action on behalf of penguins and our Blue
Katie’s early involvement in local environmental initiatives launched her into the non-profit
sector. Working within environmental commissions, zoological communities, and educational
institutions allowed her to quickly rise through the ranks. Her exceptional organizational skills,
strategic thinking, and unwavering determination to make a positive impact fuel her path to
make a difference. Her ability to streamline processes, optimize resources, and foster strong
partnerships led her to be recognized as a rising star in the conservation community.
As the COO of Penguins International, Katie leads a team of professionals who share her
passion and dedication. She spearheads the development and implementation of strategic
plans to further the organization’s conservation goals. Her expertise in operations management
allows her to effectively allocate resources, monitor budgets, and ensure the efficient execution
of projects and programs.
Katie’s collaborative nature and excellent interpersonal skills enable her to build and maintain
relationships with key stakeholders, including international conservation organizations,
scientific researchers, local communities, and government agencies. By fostering partnerships
and engaging with a wide range of stakeholders, she works tirelessly to advocate for the
protection of penguin species, promote sustainable practices, and raise public awareness about
the importance of wildlife conservation.