Dr. Kate Huyvaert is an Associate Professor in the Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology at Colorado State University (CSU) where she joined the faculty in 2007. Kate’s teaching is focused on disease ecology, conservation biology, and field-based research techniques. She teaches summer field courses at CSU’s Mountain Campus and leads a semester education abroad program at CSU’s Todos Santos Center in Baja California Sur, Mexico. Kate’s excellence as a high impact, innovative teacher has been recognized through national, University, and College honors but she sees student engagement with and excitement about the courses she teaches as the real award. Kate considers teaching on Semester at Sea as a privilege and very much looks forward to the voyage.
Dr. Huyvaert’s research tackles emerging problems in wildlife infectious disease ecology and conservation with a special emphasis on endangered seabirds. Kate’s field research and the field courses she teaches take place in sites ranging from coastal systems in the tropics to alpine ecosystems in Colorado. Kate is an avid reader, loves words and languages, and enjoys swimming, running, and hikes with family and friends.