Katie first traveled to Mfangano in 2010, where she supported the first community research project launched and saw the installation of EK’s first computers. Katie lead the RECH (meaning ‘fish’ in Dholuo and standing for Research on Environmental and Community Health) research study and served, for many years, as OHR’s Research Co-Manager. Katie’s interests span environmental science and public health and she’s particularly interested in the links between human health, livelihoods, and ecology around Lake Victoria.
Katie is an Assistant Professor at Cornell University. She earned a PhD in Environmental Science, Policy & Management and a Masters of Public Health student at the University of California, Berkeley, and an AB in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton.