Katie is interested in characterizing and quantifying the impact of human-nature interactions on mental and physical well-being. She plans to apply large-scale data analysis and machine learning techniques to measure and track how changes in infrastructure development impact human and planetary health over time. She aims to develop adaptive decision support tools to identify and implement optimal development opportunities, policies, and strategies prioritizing resource access, equity, human health, and nature.

Katie is a Dean's Graduate Scholar, a Dalai Lama Fellow, and holds a Master of Engineering Management from Duke University, an M.S. in Medical Science from the University of Colorado School of Medicine, and a B.S. in Animal Science with Distinction in Research from Cornell University.

Education & Certifications

  • M.S., Duke University, Engineering Management
  • M.S., University of Colorado School of Medicine, Medical Science
  • B.S., Cornell University, Animal Science, Pre-Medical Studies