Kathryn Rico, PhD

2022 AGU SciAct Affiliate

Affiliate Bio

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I am eager to hone my science communication skills, network with current NASA Science Activation teams, and ultimately foster collaborations that connect science with learners’ lived experiences and interests.

Kathryn Rico, PhD 2022 Awardee

Kathryn Rico, PhD

Postdoctoral Researcher

Arizona State University, Iowa State University

Katy is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in a collaborative project between Arizona State University (ASU) and Iowa State University (ISU). She studies the chemistry of trace elements in low-oxygen lake environments, relating this geochemistry to microbiology with implications for the co-evolution of life and early Earth. Beyond her research, Katy is interested in mentorship, teaching, and service, which has led to her involvement in a variety of projects, for example: serving as a scientific consultant on the development of virtual learning modules through ASU’s Center for Education Through eXploration, and being an inaugural member of the ASU School of Earth and Space Exploration Postdoc Council.