… is an environmental consultant and owns her own business, Sunbird Biological, which is a small natural resources consulting firm specializing in wildlife biology, permitting, compliance, and GIS. Katy holds an M.S. in Natural Resource Management, a B.S. in Wildlife Biology, and she is a Certified Wildlife Biologist through The Wildlife Society. With more than 14 years of experience managing environmental projects and providing biological technical expertise, she has experience in various survey methods for analyzing and monitoring wildlife and habitats. Katy has knowledge of state and federal environmental regulations, and has experience in preparation of an assortment of biological resources reports and other documents in accordance with National Environmental Policy Act, Endangered Species Act, Migratory Bird Treaty Act, Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, and Clean Water Act. Her teaching experience includes substituting K-12, undergraduate biology laboratories, and master’s student mentoring. Through an opportunity with the Denver Zoo and in collaboration with Mongolian State University of Education, Katy serves as the lead bat researcher at Ikh Nart Nature Reserve, Mongolia. Her hobbies include skiing, camping, hiking, and spending time with her family.