Kaitlyn joined the Sala lab in the fall of 2018 as a research specialist. She graduated from the University of Arizona with a B.S. in Environmental Science and received her M.S. in Environmental Sciences and Policy from Northern Arizona University. Her research experiences include using high-resolution satellite imagery and UAV imagery for invasive buffelgrass detection and looking at hydrological impacts of changing vegetation. She supports the field and laboratory work of the Sala Lab and partially supports the functioning of the Global Drylands Center.
Rachel Tate joined Arizona State University in 2016 as a student and an employee. She is currently studying Urban Planning and Sustainability in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts. Rachel was recently accepted into the Master of Sustainability Leadership program beginning in the Spring semester of 2019. She is a member of the Staff Sustainability Committee and the Green Devil Network. Her passion for sustainability led her to a position in the Global Drylands Center as the Project Coordinator.