Katie joined the Great Lakes Center as Field Station Research Technician in 2008, and in 2013 she became a Senior Research Support Specialist. Her main focus at the Field Station is the Lake Erie Lower Trophic Level monitoring project. Some of her other research activities include field and lab support for projects conducted at the Field Station and giving sampling equipment demonstrations for biology classes. Katie finished a minor in Geographic Information Systems from Buffalo State in 2012 and has made maps for colleagues but hopes to apply geographic analysis to monitoring databases. Katie also produces and manages several GLC publications, including this website, the GLC newsletter, and annual reports.
Despite spending most of her time at the Field Station, Katie is passionate about creating a safe space for LGBT and other minority students on campus. She is QPR trained and a member of Safe Zone. She is also a member of the Buffalo State Sustainability Council.
Katie has also worked as a chemical analyst in Rochester, NY, and as an intern at the Bureau of Land Management in Salem, OR, conducting endangered species surveys for marbled murrelets and spotted owls in the old-growth forests.
B.S., Environmental Studies, SUNY Fredonia, 2007
Lower trophic level monitoring, field sampling, benthic invertebrates
Spatial analysis and GIS applications in freshwater aquatic ecosystems
Website design and content management, newsletter design and editing, digital media