Kristan Culbert graduated from the University of Southern California in December 2011 with an undergraduate degree in Earth Sciences and a minor in Peace and Conflict Studies. She is on sabbatical from a position as a Project Assistant at Inland Empire Waterkeeper, a non-profit organization devoted to protecting the Santa Ana River Watershed, a highly-impacted, urbanized region that is home to over 4 million southern Californians. She is excited about joining Mosaics in Science and thrilled about having the opportunity to enhance her field mapping and GIS skills, which will be integral to the success of her project, and learning about hydrology and resource management. After completing her internship, she plans to pursue her interests in freshwater science/hydrology, ecology, and environmental justice in graduate school. Kristan's interests include reading and writing, enjoying the outdoors, and cooking.
"I dream of earning my doctorate, conducting research and teaching in higher education, and continuing to work with grassroots-based, environmentally-minded community organizations."