Kathryn R. Wedemeyer-Strombel
PhD, Environmental Science
NSF Graduate Research Fellow
I am a bilingual (English/Spanish) interdisciplinary scientist employing the social and natural sciences to inform conservation of endangered species. I am passionate about the respect and integration of local people in research and conservation, and am an advocate for ditching disposables.
I believe that translating research to the general public is an important part of being a biologist, and strive to bridge this gap – inspiring people to connect with nature and most importantly, to care about its conservation.
I am also a graduate student advocate. I believe that graduate school should be intellectually challenging, but not traumatic. I have open, honest, conversations about academic struggles, including mental health, and hope that we can work together across academic generations to drive systemic change in academia.