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My full name is Katherine, and I go by “Kass.” My pronouns are she/her/hers.
I’m a PhD Candidate in the Danforth & McArt labs in the Cornell University Entomology Department. I’m interested in sustainable land management for insect conservation, particularly in agriculture & forestry.
My dissertation explores the landscape, nutritional, network, and community ecology of wild bees in agro-ecosystems. I climb into temperate tree canopies to research how forest resources are used by orchard-pollinating wild bee species.
The details of the lives of bees open an endlessly complex avenue to explore humans’ relationship with the land.