Hi! My name is Kim, and I am currently pursuing a Master's degree at Coastal Carolina in Coastal, Marine, and Wetland Studies. I am originally from Columbus, Ohio, and I received my undergraduate degree in biology at Ohio Northern University, in Northwestern Ohio. As an undergraduate, I became involved in several research projects involving quantifying macroinvertebrates at a restored wetland as well as researching Commmon Loon (Gavia immer) yodels. The loon project, as well as coursework in ornithology sparked my interest in learning about all aspects of birds. I became interested in waterbirds during an internship at Seney National Wildlife Refuge where I was responsible for monitoring a nesting colony of Common Terns (Sterna hirundo) along the shore of Lake Huron.
In addition to my research at Coastal, I have been fortunate to be able to share my love of science and nature with others by teaching. Last year I was lucky enough to participate in the GK-12 progam and I am very excited to be back this year and hopefully get students excited about science!
When I am not doing research, I enjoy cooking, baking, painting and going to the beach! After I receive my Master's degree, I hope to find a job as an environmental educator at a nature center, park, aquarium, or museum.