Katya Mordhorst joins the USGLC after working as a Deputy Court Clerk in Colorado. She recently graduated from Appalachian State University with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice with a concentration in international studies and a minor in political science. Katya completed a study abroad trip to Finland and Russia, where she focused on comparative justice issues. Prior to graduating, Katya completed a semester-long internship with the North Carolina 30th Judicial District’s Guardian ad Litem Program, where she provided direct advocacy to abused, neglected, and dependent children in court. Katya is a proud native of Western North Carolina, but she is excited to be working in the nation’s capital.
Indonesia is one of six countries whose waters lie within the Coral Triangle, an area in the western Pacific Ocean that is under threat from overfishing and illegal fishing as well as climate change, land-based pollution, and the wildlife trade—all of which is putting a strain on Indonesia’s economy and threatening the livelihoods and food security of Indonesians. That’s why the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) partnered with Tetra Tech, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), and others on the USAID SEA Project.