Kat Kerlin

News and media relations specialist, University of California, Davis

Biobubbles, biodigesters, a carbon-free smart home, raising salmon in rice fields and telling the world how a zebra got its stripes were all, literally, in a week’s work for Kat, environmental public information representative for UC Davis.

Some might think Kat’s beat could drive her to despair. After all, climate change, wildfire, endangered species and the end of the world as we know it aren’t exactly lighthearted subjects.

Yet she is routinely inspired by the work that UC Davis’ faculty, staff and students are doing every day to apply science to some of the planet’s hardest problems.

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