Kat brings to NEON over five years of experience creating engaging, accessible science content and activities that speak to a variety of audiences. In her current position, she develops educational materials (web and print) for use in informal education settings to support Project BudBurst and works in conjunction with staff from the National Geographic Society's (NGS) FieldScope effort. Prior to joining NEON, Kat was an exhibit developer at the Museum of Science in Boston. Kat has also held positions at the Milwaukee Public Museum, the Field Museum of Natural History, and the Australian Museum. Kat received her B.S. in Geology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her M.A. in Museum Studies with a Geology Research Concentration from the Cooperstown Graduate Program. Her research uses the chemical and physical properties encoded in marine geologic records to reconstruct paleoenvironments and investigate the ocean's role in past climate change.