Dean's Ambassador, January 2014 - Present

Katie Coyne is an environmental planner and ecologist interested in urban systems. She is passionate about studying the overlap of social and ecological issues in urban areas and hopes to work toward a better connection between people and the ecological systems around them. She believes the integration of human rights and social equity into planning and ecological work is vital to a project’s success. She currently works as an Environmental Planning Intern at Asakura Robinson Company. Prior to graduate school, she worked as an AP Environmental Science teacher who also mentored LGBTQ students; and as an ecologist carrying out field research both stateside with Mote Marine Laboratory and abroad with the U.S. Peace Corps in Fiji.

In March of 2015 she founded MyCreekATX, a website dedicated to connecting people in Austin to creeks and environmental systems. Numerous city departments and local non-profits are serving as stakeholders in the project which is in it's initial phase with full website buildout planned for September of 2015. Check out MyCreekATX.com for more information.

Education

M.S. Community and Regional Planning | University of Texas at Austin | Expected December 2015
M.S. Sustainable Design | University of Texas at Austin | Expected December 2015
B.S. Wildlife Ecology | University of Florida | December 2009

 

photo of Kathleen Coyne