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Dr. Katera Y. Moore

Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies

Dr. Katera Y. Moore

Dr. Moore is an urban geographer who uses an environmental justice lens to examine how sociopolitical structures contribute to disparities that impact everyday life.  She used a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship to obtain a PhD in Earth and Environmental Sciences with a specialization in Geography from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She has expertise in both natural and social sciences and has taught a broad range of students at the college level for more than a decade.

Dr. Moore served as the Director of the Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative at the University of Pennsylvania for 5 years. There, she built collaborative partnerships to address community public health, a symptom of broader environmental injustice. In this role she created year-long research opportunities for students in professional masters programs to complement her role as a capstone advisor.  As a practitioner-researcher she presented at national conferences about engaging high school students in food justice and public health work and participated on state and local panels about environmental justice, food security, youth engagement, and career and college readiness. She will continue as a Center for Public Health Initiatives fellow and a lecturer in the Masters of Environmental Studies program.  Dr. Moore is a Penn alum with a Bachelors in Urban Studies and a Masters in Environmental Studies.

Dr. Moore lives in Philadelphia with her husband, two children, two cats, and a rabbit.  She enjoys traveling, cycling, cooking, and hosting tea parties