Kristin received her B.S. in Wildlife Biology from the University of Montana in 1996 and her M.S. in Conservation Biology and Sustainable Development from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2005. She has worked in the field of conservation biology for the past 16 years in a variety of locations on an assortment of projects studying a dynamic array of species including: the American dipper, sandhill cranes, whooping cranes, trumpeter swans, African hornbills, Hawaiian honey creepers, Swainson’s hawks, rough-legged hawks and bald eagles.
Not to be limited to avian research alone, Kristin has also worked with invasive species control, ecological restoration, applied conservation on private lands, as well as with natural resource regulation and policy. She lives with her family in Stillwater MN and enjoys travel, photography, swimming, snowboarding, hiking, birding and most any outdoor activity.
Favorite bird: American Kestrel.