Katie Arkema is a lead scientist with the Natural Capital Project. She works on Marine InVEST, a set of models for quantifying the services provided by coastal and marine ecosystems. Arkema's research interests include community ecology, biophysical-coupling in nearshore habitats, marine ecosystem-based management, and land-sea interactions. Arkema received her Ph.D. from the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology at the University of California, Santa Barbara and her B.A. in ecology with a minor in Latin American studies from Princeton University.