Kristen Pachett, Stranding Coordinator, Marine Mammal Rescue and Research

Kristen Patchett

Stranding Coordinator, Marine Mammal Rescue and Research

Kristen coordinates IFAW’s responses to stranded marine mammals. She manages field teams and stranding sites, as well as training and managing staff, coordinating volunteers, and presenting training lectures and outreach. She performs exams, triage, supportive care, diagnostics, animal transport, and post-mortem examinations.

Previously, Kristen was program manager at the Marine Animal Rehabilitation Center at the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine, overseeing all aspects of the center.

She directed program goals and coordinated daily activities, as well as ensured compliance with regulatory agencies and maintained permits.

Kristen began her career with the New England Aquarium, where she first served as a volunteer and later as an animal care technician. She has worked with a variety of marine mammal and sea turtle species in both field and rehabilitation settings.

Before joining the University of New England, Kristen was Stranding Coordinator for Cape Cod Stranding Network (CCSN).