17 Natural Resources
Major Advisor: William Porter
Biography: Kathryn is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife and the Environmental Science and Policy Program at Michigan State University. Her dissertation research focuses on the intersection of land use policy, wildlife conservation, and human wellbeing across large landscapes. She is particularly interested in combining information and methods from across disciplines to do research that informs policy, and also gets enthusiastic about well-written papers and other effective communication. Kathryn graduated from Hope College in 2006 with a degree in biology and writing, and subsequently received an M.S. degree from the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources and the Environment. Since then, she has worked on wildlife research projects around the country.