Katy graduated in 2013 from Brigham Young University with her B.S. in Biology focusing unofficially on wildlife studies. She grew up in southern Virginia, USA reading and dreaming about wildlife, developing a passion for carnivore biology and behavior. Her love for field work came while participating as a field assistant studying Gamble’s Quail in the northern range of the Mojave Desert using radio telemetry. While in school, she worked at her university’s life science museum, assisting mainly in the mammal collection and caring for the flesh-eating beetle colony. After graduating, she took a job with Utah Parks and Recreation as an invasive species technician, acting to prevent Quagga and Zebra mussels from spreading into a reservoir in Utah. She has joined the project appreciative of the opportunity to get back into biology after a two year hiatus and gain experience doing field work with a species she enjoys while searching for graduate school prospects.