Kate began at EcoAnalysts as a sorting technician with the aspiration of identifying insects from all over the continent and worked her way into a taxonomist’s position. As a student, she discovered an appeal for aquatic insect ecology while assessing stream health using biological indicators and analyzing the effects of flooding on insect community composition in the Susquehanna and Hudson Rivers’ tributary systems. Kate moved to Idaho after graduation hoping to earn the opportunity to view the vast macroinvertebrate diversity that North America has to offer, with the added bonus of living in the mountainous West. In her spare time, Kate enjoys hiking, cycling, painting and exploring the natural splendors of the Northwest.