Katie Russell

Communication Intern

Katie is the communication intern at the Mason Center for Climate Change Communication working primarily on website design. She is an undergraduate at George Mason University majoring in conservation biology with an interest in communicating science to inspire meaningful change. Katie is an alumni of the Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, VA where she worked with exotic endangered ungulates. She has also conducted wet bulb temperature research to be used as a proxy to assess climate change hyperthermia risk in the Virgin Islands, as well as assisted on several ecological research surveys. Hailing from St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, she hopes to one day use her skills to help protect the unique environments and improve quality of life in small island communities.