PhD Student


  • Role:

    Graduate Student
  • Position:

    • PhD Student
  • Concentration:

    • Biological Anthropology
  • Department:

    • Anthropology and Geography
  • Education:

    • M.A., Biological Anthropology, Colorado State University, 2014
    • B.S. in Biological Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, 2010


PhD Student, Colorado State University
Instructor, Colorado State University

Katie is an instructor and a PhD student in the Department of Anthropology and Geography at Colorado State University. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from CSU in biology with a concentration in genetics, systematics, and evolution. In 2014, Katie completed a Master of Arts degree from CSU in biological anthropology. Her research interests focus on the impact of paleoclimate oscillation on hominin occupation in Late Pleistocene Central Asia. In collaboration with Kazakh and CSU colleagues, her research has encompassed paleoanthropology, pedology, biogeography, and ecology. The research has utilized archaeological site information, GIS, climate datasets, spatial statistical modeling, and various soil analyses such as carbon and nitrogen content, mineralogy, carbon isotope signatures, and pH. In addition, Katie has worked on other archaeology projects in Colorado and Kazakhstan, researched fire history in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, investigated forest regeneration after significant disturbances in Rocky Mountain National Park and Routt National Park, and completed a livelihoods project with The Nature Conservancy in Colorado.


  • ANTH121, Human Origins and Variation Laboratory

  • ANTH373, Human Evolution (Online)