Katie reports on the human dimensions of science: workforce issues, inclusion and diversity initiatives, career planning, and other topics of interest to the scientific community. Her professional roots are in academia, as she holds a Ph.D. in ecology and spent years as a grad student and postdoc, studying the ecology and evolution of birds. Her first taste of journalism was at National Geographic, where she joined the daily news team as an AAAS Mass Media Science and Engineering Fellow—an experience that widened her view of possible career options in front of her. She served as a news intern at Science before joining the Careers news team as a staff reporter and editor in 2018. She’s based in Fort Collins, Colorado.