ABOUT

PROFILE

Kristina is a third year graduate student pursuing a PhD in Meteorology at the Pennsylvania State University in State College, PA. Concerned with rising global temperatures and weather anomalies, Kristina studies the impacts of greenhouse gases on the global climate. More specifically, her thesis work looks at how current mitigation techniques in the agricultural sector reduce the emission of greenhouse gases.

In the spring of 2015, she received a Bachelors in Astrophysics and a minor in Applied Mathematics from Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. While an undergraduate student, she worked as a laboratory teaching assistant and tutor for the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Preparing classroom lesson plans and guiding students’ academic development were her typical responsibilities. Her past work experience also extends to sales and public services.

 


HOBBIES

In my free time I enjoy:

  • Dance
  • Yoga
  • Photography
  • Painting
  • Gardening

 


OUTREACH

Science Education

Discovery Space of Central Pennsylvania
■ Taught a summer camp of elementary schoolers about weather and climate
■ Developed daily lesson plans to demonstrate a scientific theme

Pet Care

Centre County PAWS
■ Facilitated adoptions and interacting with the visitors
■ Managed proper feeding and medicating of animals

Student-Teacher

J.P. McCaskey High School
■ Developed purposeful high school science lesson plans
■ Encouraged enthusiasm for learning

Dance Director

Through the Looking Glass Dance Studio
■ Choreographed dance techniques
■ Provided attention and guidiance to each individual