CAPC Consultant, Katie

Statement of Research Interests

My research focuses on Brazilian plant scientists who make biofuels, bioplastics, and other bioproducts from sugarcane. I study the role of scientific knowledge in new green extraction economies, and how this shapes socio-cultural understandings of the environment, resources, and production. This research is greatly influenced by my background in molecular biology.

Statement of Teaching Philosophy

When working with other writers, I prioritize collaboration, kindness, and accessibility. I enjoy reflecting on our writing processes together as we work toward cultivating self-compassion around the messiness and challenges that all writing entails.

Other Commitments

On campus I have been involved in the Ethnography Studio and the Center for Energy and Environmental Research in the Human Sciences (now CES). I also serve as the Anthropology representative for the Graduate Student Association.


Hometown Seattle, Washington
Graduate Department Anthropology
Graduate Fields Anthropology of Science,Environmental Anthropology