Kathleen Bordewieck is a doctoral student in Science Education at North Carolina State University, and a research fellow at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation. Kat’s research interests include inclusion in natural sciences higher education, human dimensions of wildlife/sense of place, and the impact of education on pro-environmental behavior changes. Her work at the Friday Institute has included research on seven projects that include a study of middle and high school teachers’ cognitive processes used in planning science lessons, research on educational problems identified by scientists and informal science educators, graphical representations used in climate change education, and a study of virus/vaccine education among K-12 students. She has experience working and teaching in educational organizations that include the Vermont Institute of Natural Sciences, the Boston Museum of Science, and the Audubon Society. During her work at NCSU, Kat served as the graduate student mentor for the Doris Duke Conservation Scholarship Program (DDCSP), which provides students from groups that are underrepresented in the field of conservation with a two-year experiential conservation training program for those who are interested in careers in conservation and in promoting inclusion in the field.