Katie Wedemeyer-Strombel, PhD.
Award-Winning Online Education Content Developer
Award-Winning Scientist & Science Communicator
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow 2014-17
I am on a mission to create positive change in education. I have 11 years of professional experience in learning experience/course design, education program management, content development, an interdisciplinary technical background, & a record of accomplishment in non-profit, academic, & corporate education sectors.
The Predictive Index: Persuader, “a risk-taking, socially poised and motivating team builder”
StrengthsFinder Top 5: Communication | Ideation | Achiever | Individualization | Activator.
I believe that translating research to the general public is an important part of being a scientist, and strive to bridge this gap – inspiring people to connect with nature and most importantly, to care about its conservation.
I believe that graduate school should be intellectually challenging, but not traumatic. I have open, honest, conversations about academic struggles, including: mental health, work-life balance, changing labs and more. My hope is that we can work together across academic generations to drive systemic change in academia.
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.