M.S. - 2019 - University of California, Santa Barbara
B.S. - 2013 - University of California, Santa Barbara
Katrina received her B.S. in Ecology and Evolution from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2013. As an undergraduate she worked as a field technician for the Moorea Coral Reef Long-Term Ecological Research Lab, studying community level effects of macroalgae on coral reef resilience. She joined the Burkepile Lab in 2015 as the Lab Manager/Scientist and finished her M.S. in the lab in 2019. Katrina is now a Ph.D. student at the University of Michigan.
Katrina's research examined how alterations in herbivorous fish communities on coral reefs impact top-down and bottom-up ecosystem processes and how the movement of different species impacts how they recycle nutrients within ecosystems.