Assistant Southwest Branch Director
Katy is the Assistant Branch Director for IAE’s Southwest Office in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She leads restoration and monitoring projects for native plants and animals and helps manage the branch’s daily operations. Katy earned her B.S. from the University of Vermont and her PhD from Kansas State University, where she studied the effects of weather and land management on grassland birds. Prior to joining IAE, she led research teams for over five years on a variety of monitoring projects including plants, streams, invertebrates, and birds.
In her free time, she likes hiking, snacking, and doing crossword puzzles.