Ky is not only a believer in Round River’s education mission, she is a product of it. Beginning by tracking Black Rhinos across vast deserts as a Round River student in the Namibia program, Ky went on to assist with programs in Ecuador. In addition to these experiences, Ky has researched Mexican Spotted Owl behavior in the Gila National Forest in New Mexico, contributed to avian ecology projects Colorado, Arizona, California and Montana, studied rangeland health on the Navajo Nation in Utah and Arizona, and studied the interplay between traditional communities in New Mexico and natural resource stewardship. Ky has a Masters of Environmental Management from Duke University, with a special concentration in ecology, statistics and geospatial analysis. Currently, she is a Conservation Biologist with HawkWatch International in Utah, where she studies the ecology and conservation of birds of prey on public lands throughout North America. She recently was a part of an effort to study the effects of cheatgrass invasion on nesting raptors within the Great Basin and offers expertise to agencies and private industry dealing with renewable energy development issues and protected birds of prey. In her spare time, she escapes to the wilds of Utah – to mountain bike, ski, fly fish and run rivers.