Kate Hale is a PhD candidate at the University of Colorado-Boulder and a part of the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research. She studies snow hydrology in alpine regions across the western United States. She focuses on snow water storage and how the timing of incoming precipitation versus the timing of streamflow generation may influence seasonal and annual water availability. Via historical datasets and historical/future modeling simulations, she evaluates how these patterns (of snow and streamflow) have changed in snow-dominated, mountainous regions across multiple temporal and spatial scales. Kate cares greatly about local and regional water resources, and in-between field work, data analysis, and hydrologic modeling, she also enjoys exploring her backyard with a pair of running shoes or skis!