Katherine Rosencrance graduated magna cum laude from Penn State University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Wildlife and Fisheries Science. Upon graduation, she interned for Conservation Legacy at Fire Island National Seashore where she fell in love with protecting public lands and preserving biological diversity. At Fire Island, Kat studied vector-borne disease dynamics between ticks, mice, and white-tailed deer. She continued her work with the National Park Service as a biological science technician at Gateway National Recreation Area in New York City and Cape Hatteras National Seashore in the Outer Banks. In these positions she gained valuable field experience monitoring endangered shorebirds such as the piping plover and protecting nesting sea turtles. At Bren, Kat is specializing in Conservation Planning to gain management and data analysis skills that complement her field work. After obtaining her MESM, she hopes to use her well-rounded education and skillset to defend the integrity of natural resources, specifically threatened and endangered terrestrial species.