Katera Y. Moore

Instructor of Environmental Justice

“I get excited about doing interdisciplinary work,” says Dr. Katera Moore, Ph.D., adjunct professor of Environmental Justice.

Dr. Moore is the Director of the Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative at the University of Pennsylvania’s Netter Center for Community Partnerships and an Associate Fellow with the Center for Public Health Initiatives.  She is an urban geographer who thinks critically about the political and economic structures that create inequality and considers food justice and health disparities to be an outcome of residential segregation.  She is passionate about place-based education and is an experienced K-16 educator.  

Dr. Moore received both her BA in Urban Studies and her Masters of Environmental Studies from The University of Pennsylvania. Her passion for environmental justice issues led her to pursue a Ph.D. in Earth & Environmental Science and certificate in Africana Studies at The Graduate Center in New York. Her dissertation focused on environmental justice in post-industrial Philadelphia. She also has a certificate in Institutional Research & Assessment for Higher Education Decision Making. 

A recent visit to Morocco reignited Dr. Moore’s passion for engaging communities around wetlands education.  Her hope is to apply her experiences at the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge to Morocco’s National Centre for Environmental Education in the future.  

Dr. Moore stated, “I am excited about teaching the Environmental Justice class, and anticipate that the course will prepare students to make broader connections to social, cultural, and political topics when considering environmental solutions.”