SERSD student 2021-2023




Profile summary

  • Biosphere stewardship
  • Sustainable food systems
  • Biodiversity
  • Human health
  • Food security

Kathryn Bjorklund’s research interests include planetary health, food system transformation and equity

Bjorklund aspires to help realize climate-positive, equitable, and resilient food systems. She wants to explore the connection between food production and consumption practices and infectious disease control.

She holds a bachelor's degree in Environmental Science from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York. Her capstone study focused on forest climate interactions.

Bjorklund has experience in the non-profit sector. She interned at a Miami-based organization that advocates for South Florida's watershed and wildlife. She has also worked in the water quality and public health sphere through an internship in Northern Region Ghana.

Prior to her undergraduate studies, Bjorklund spent time in Ranomafana, Madagascar, where she worked on a research project titled One Cubic Foot: Portraits of Biodiversity alongside National Geographic photographers and Smithsonian Institute Researchers.

Awards and achievements

  • Student Government Association of Skidmore College Responsible Citizenship Internship Award
  • Environmental Studies and Sciences Summer Internship Award

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