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Kathryn Hofmeister

Pronouns:

she/her

Availability:

Available

Full or Part-time

Position Type:

Houghton

Michigan

United States of America

Years in the field:

11 – 15 Years

Areas of Expertise

After-School Programs, Camp Programs, Distance/Digital Learning, Education, Events, Explainer/guide, Outreach and Public Engagement, Project Management, Research & Evaluation, Volunteer Programs, Youth/Teen Programs

EDUCATION

CORNELL UNIVERSITY, Ithaca, NY

PhD, Natural Resources (2018); Ecosystem Biology and Biogeochemistry, Water Resources concentrations

MS, Natural Resources (2015); Water Resources concentration

HAMPSHIRE COLLEGE, Amherst, MA

BA, Ecological Systems (2013)

 

KEY SKILLS

Research Design and Methods

· Experimental design for field research in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems

· Water quality and quantity assessment; chemical and physical analysis of environmental samples

· Data analysis (statistical analysis, spatial statistics, big data compilation and usage)

· Geospatial data visualization, analysis, and modeling, including groundwater and surface water modeling

· Systematic reviews and meta-analysis to support resource management and policy

· Knowledge translation, including written and oral communication to wide range of technical and non-technical audiences

Community Engagement and Collaboration

· Formal and informal STEM instruction (classroom, field, laboratory, virtual, asynchronous formats)

· Community outreach and engagement programs for K-12 audiences and the general public

· Curriculum and educational content development for STEM subjects for K-12, undergraduate, graduate students

· Mentoring and advising undergraduate and graduate students

· Local watershed management plan development and assessment

· Developing partnerships and connections between researchers, resource managers, advocacy groups, and community organizations

Collaboration and Innovation

· Implementation and management of multiple concurrent research projects, including oversight of students and junior staff

· Use scientific findings to support resource management, environmental policy development

· Creation of agenda for community inclusive research and regional water quality initiatives

· Develop and write proposals for conducting foundational and applied research

· Written and oral communication to wide range of technical and non-technical audiences

· Management and coordination of remote, interdisciplinary, and cross-institutional teams

· Budgetary oversight for research projects and student stipends