PhD, Geography, Montana State University. In Progress
MS, Energy and Resources, University of California Berkeley. 2016
BA, Anthropology, Davidson College. 2010

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Katie is a Ph.D. student 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.  Her previous research projects examined multiple aspects of conservation and development in mountain communities. Her current doctoral research explores how landowners and changing land ownership patterns in the Greater Yellowstone impact local social and ecological systems. Prior to graduate school, Katie worked as an environmental educator and directed an interpretive backcountry ski guiding program in Grand Teton National Park.