PhD, Geography, Montana State University. In Progress
MS, Energy and Resources, University of California Berkeley. 2016
BA, Anthropology, Davidson College. 2010
Katie is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Earth Sciences at Montana State University with the Resources and Communities Research Group. Her research interests include environmental conflict, large-landscape conservation, human/wildlife relations, natural resource management and governance in mountain and rangeland communities. Her current doctoral research explores how landowners and changing land ownership patterns in the Greater Yellowstone influence rural communities, wildlife management, and environmental governance. Prior to graduate school, Katie worked as an environmental educator and directed an interpretive backcountry ski guiding program in Grand Teton National Park.