Perhaps similar to her 3rd birthday (see image), Kathryn has a lot of reasons to celebrate as her first academic year as a graduate student at CU Boulder comes to a close. The most recent of which is being awarded a Graduate Research Fellowship (GRFP) from the National Science Foundation! This prestigious fellowship, provided by the National Science Foundation, will allow Kathryn to focus on her dissertation project assessing how species' reproductive barriers are altered in urban environments to promote hybridization. Way to go, Kathryn!
Kathryn has also seen many other funding successes during her first academic year at CU Boulder including a Rosemary Grant award from the Society for the Study of Evolution as well as research awards from the Colorado Field Ornithologists, Boulder County Nature Association, and CU Boulder's EBIO department.