Kacey Hirshfeld

Program Assistant


1201 New York Ave NW, Suite 400

Washington, D.C. 20005

Kacey first saw the importance of science communication in college, when she realized that some of the smartest scientists she knew had voices that got lost outside of the laboratory. Now, she’s excited to be working with COMPASS to help scientists find their voices and have a place at the table. As the Program Assistant for COMPASS in Washington, D.C., Kacey keeps the D.C. office running smoothly, and supports staff in delivering policy events and other engagement activities designed to bring scientists in direct dialogue with decision makers.


Before joining COMPASS, she worked with a consulting firm to aid government agencies in furthering their sustainability initiatives. A lifetime lover of the ocean, Kacey earned her B.S. in Marine Biology from the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina. While in college, she participated in the NOAA Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship Program, studied sea level rise policy in the coastal counties of South Carolina, and interned with an environmental non-profit. Kacey loves watching baseball and women’s soccer, hiking, and spending time at, on or near the water.

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