Kara Bajdas is the Geological Sciences Graduate Program Administrator at the University of Colorado Boulder. She graduated from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Geneseo in December 2003 with a B.A. in English and minors in Psychology and Human Development. In August 2004, Kara moved from her hometown of Buffalo, New York to Denver, Colorado to pursue her love of bright sunshine and the outdoor lifestyle. Her Program Administration career encompasses roles in various sectors including non-profit, for-profit small business, and higher education. She has taken graduate courses from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in Industrial-Organizational Psychology, was employed as a Graduate Assistant there in the Office of Research Integrity for a year, and then began working at the University of Colorado Boulder in January 2017.
Kara is excited to bring her enthusiasm and wealth of organizational knowledge to the Geology department. Her responsibilities in the department include assisting with graduate-student (Masters and PhD) related items and questions and acting as a liaison for Geology students between Geological Sciences and other departments on campus. Her main objective is to assist graduate applicants and students during the entire cycle of their academic careers at CU Boulder - from being a prospective applicant to graduation. Kara looks forward to assisting current students, prospective students, staff, and faculty in their pursuits, and welcoming the new incoming class to Boulder, Colorado.
Please reach out to her at GeoGPA@colorado.edu with any questions you may have.