Kate is currently an Assistant Professor of Hydrology in Earth and Environmental Sciences at New Mexico Tech. Kate has a Ph.D. in Geology from Arizona State University’s School of Earth and Space Exploration. In addition to faculty life, Kate currently helps run AGU's Earth & Planetary Surface Processes social media feeds (twitter, instagram, and facebook). Check out our new twitter crowdsourcing advice initiative: #WisdomWednesday!
Kate's research focuses primarily on bedform kinematics in modern and ancient systems. More broadly Kate enjoys experimental geomorphology, whereby the nitty-gritty details of Earth’s surface processes (that are generally not observable on a field scale) come to the forefront through analogue modeling and numerical computations. Kates current and ongoing research projects include: sub-bedform scale transport dynamics over bedforms (experimental), the effect of delta geomorphology on onshore saltwater sequestration (experimental, numerical, and field), and the paleohydrologic 
history of the paleo-Rio Grande during its transition from aggradation to incision (field).
Kate enjoys exploring the intersection of human life and geology and makes it a point to include this intersection in the courses she designs and teaches. When Kate is not in the lab or the office, she enjoys spending time in the mountains and canyons around the Southwest or practicing and performing improv comedy. Kate is a proud member of @500WomenScientists and @500QueerScientists
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