Supervisor: Dr. David Rosen
Education: (2017) B.Sc. Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, Minor in Marine Biology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Research Topic: Exploring pinniped navigation methods for long-distance migrations
About: Kathleen is analyzing datasets from pinniped telemetry studies to investigate factors such as environmental cues, anatomical mechanisms, and innate versus learned abilities that pinnipeds use to navigate during long-distance migrations. She hopes to contribute new knowledge to a relatively unexplored field and understand how these findings impact the level of behavioral adaptability pinnipeds have when facing environmental changes.