Ph.D. in Parks and Conservation Area Management, Clemson University
M.A. in Zoology, Miami University
B.A. in Biology and Education, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Katie Holland is a Project Dragonfly alum and is thrilled to continue to be a part of this amazing program! Katie is currently a Research Scientist at Virginia Tech where she serves as the National Bird Conservation Social Science Coordinator working with the North American Bird Conservation Initiative and Road to Recovery. Prior to beginning this position in 2022, Katie was a member of the faculty at the University of North Carolina Wilmington in the Environmental Science department. As a researcher, Katie focuses on human dimensions of conservation including protected area management, community engagement in conservation, human-wildlife interactions, and strategic conservation planning. Katie completed her PhD in Parks and Conservation Area Management at Clemson University where she focused on human-wildlife interactions, wildlife tourism and community involvement in conservation efforts. In addition to her doctorate, Katie holds a Master’s in Zoology from Miami University and a B.A from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill in Biology and Education. Katie’s work has taken her to 6 continents to explore and experience the many opportunities and challenges associated with conservation management.