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Katherine Hernandez

Using movement ecology to inform restoration efforts & land management

Katherine is a first year PhD student interested in studying animal movement behavior in and across human-altered landscapes. Her ecological studies are paired with an interest in environmental narrative and storytelling. By combining the two she hopes to create work that will aid ongoing restoration efforts across the world in ways that consider human needs and culture as well as the ecosystems in concern. She holds a B.S. in Ecology, Behavior & Evolution from the University of California, San Diego. After graduation she interned with the National Parks Service Rivers, Trails & Conservation Assistance (NPS-RTCA) office in Los Angeles, and more recently worked as the Logistics Coordinator for UC Santa Cruz’s Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program (DDCSP). She is also a published short fiction author, and in her free time enjoys bouldering, baking, and books