MS, Aquatic & Fishery Sciences, University of Washington
BS, Marine Biology, California State University, Long Beach
Kristin Privitera-Johnson is a PhD student at the University of Washington School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences. Her research focuses on the development of quantitative methods for a) evaluating the status of marine populations (e.g., U.S. West Coast groundfishes, North Pacific humpback whales) and b) producing scientific advice for fisheries managers. She also investigates the performance of various methods for setting catch limits by modeling the entire fisheries management process (i.e., management strategy evaluation). She was awarded the 2022 National Marine Fisheries Service – Sea Grant Joint Fellowship.
Kristin has taught 9th -12th grade, Masters, and PhD courses on various STEM topics through a wide range of teaching modalities. Most of her teaching service at the University of Washington has been dedicated to the refinement of the Introduction to R Programming and Advanced R Programming for Natural Sciences courses offered within the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences. She also co-designed the FISH 507 Dark Side of Hot Topics graduate seminar course to challenge students to deconstruct how historical context shapes their discipline and develop concrete action plans for addressing this context in their current and future research. In recognition of her commitment to inclusive teaching and mentorship, Kristin received the 2022 University of Washington Excellence in Teaching Award.