Prior to joining East End Food Institute in 2018, Kate built her career at Group for the East End, Southampton Hospital (now Stony Brook Southampton Hospital), and most recently at the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University. To complement nearly two decades of experience, Ms. Fullam holds Bachelors degree in Marine Science and a Masters degree in Nonprofit Administration. She is an appointed member of the Southampton Town Planning Board, Suffolk County Food Policy Council, Long Island Regional Economic Development Council and New York State Food Procurement Advisory Group. Her wide range of experience with local and regional issues related to environment, economy, science, and human health are now united toward the goal of creating a more sustainable and equitable local food system. She is a certified Suffolk County Food Manager and has completed training in reduced oxygen packaging as well as the production of shelf stable acidified foods.