Meet Katherine Crabill!

We wanted to finally give you a formal (but still enjoyably informal) introduction to our President, Kat! Lately she's been working on her research involving 360° cameras in the reefs of New Zealand's Poor Knights Island! Read below to find out more about her!

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What is your name?

Katherine Crabill, aka Kat, aka Hey You.

What did you study in school and what do you wish to do in the future?

I studied Geology as an undergraduate and then Oceanography for my master’s. I would like to be a quite well-off beach bum in the tropics somewhere.

What drove you to join STEM-VRSE?

I was tricked! I was voted in by the other two members, Dane and Dakota. The reason was probably due to my passion to share science with the public and to get kids excited about the idea of doing research.

What do you want to learn while working with STEM-VRSE?

I want to learn how to lead an exceptional team of driven researchers. I want to learn how to establish a successful non-profit. I want to learn how to operate and maintain a successful non-profit. The list goes on.

What kind of science interests you the most?

Physical science is where my heart lies. I love being able to look at features in the natural world, mountains, valleys and lakes, and know how they came into existence.

If you could tell your younger self one thing, what would you tell her?

It works out. Take chances, it turns into a crazy fun adventure. P.S. Don’t take yourself too seriously.

If one animal was made the size of an elephant, what would be the scariest?

A chicken. Have you ever come face-to-face with a chicken? They peck, scratch and terrorize everything and everyone. Also, since they are birds, they are a living relative to dinosaurs. So pretty much the scariest elephant-sized animal would be chickens, aka elephant-sized crazed dinosaurs.