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Enjoying a hike in Virginia with my amazing dog, Moby.

Karen Knee

Assistant Professor
Department of Environmental Science

  • I grew up in Charleston, SC, and the happy days I spent at the beach gave me a lifelong love of the water. I left home to pursue a degree in Environmental Science at Brown University, and after graduation I worked as a cook, lab tech, freelance journalist and shipboard environmental educator on a historic schooner in New Jersey. I attended grad school at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA (also close to some amazing beaches), traveled to Ecuador on a Fulbright grant to research land use and water quality in the cloud forest, spent a year and a half studying nutrient pollution to the Chesapeake Bay watershed at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, and now here I am. In addition to teaching and conducting research in environmental science, I enjoy hiking, biking, swimming, cooking, traveling, reading novels, hanging out with my dog Moby, and visiting the amazing array of free museums that this city has to offer.
  • Degrees

    Sc.B. with honors in Environmental Science, Brown University, 2002 Ph.D. in Geological and Environmental Sciences, Stanford University, 2010
  • Favorite Spot on Campus:

    SIS building

  • CAS - Environmental Science
  • Beeghly - 110

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