Hello! My name is Kate and I’m a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst Department of Environmental Conservation and a Visiting Scholar in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Utah. I recently received my Ph.D. from Oregon State University working with Dr. Warren Cohen in the Laboratory for Applications of Remote Sensing in Ecology (LARSE). My research focuses on the scientific investigation of the interconnected fields of remote sensing and spatio-temporal ecological and phenological change with a specific focus on wetland conservation. My passion lies in finding new ways to utilize remote sensing, geovisualization, machine learning, GIS, and geovisual cognition to investigate and identify unique wetland, phenological, and hydrological patterns from the pixel to the planet.
"I know that Google Earth Engine will continue to escalate in its innovation and I’m excited to be a part of that"
Take a look at some of my sentiments on the exciting confluence of big data and real-world applications in Google Earth Engine featured in the GEE User Summit 2018 Highlights Video below.