I’m Katie LaBarbera, a graduate student in the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at UC Berkeley. Before I came here, I did research on House Wrens in the Fuller EvoBio Lab in the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, as an undergraduate at Cornell University. Now, I’m working on a PhD on Dark-eyed Juncos in the mountains near Yosemite: specifically, how they respond to variability in their habitat, changes in the weather, and climate change.
In my spare time (haha – don’t worry, Dissertation Committee, I’m just kidding, I don’t have any spare time – I never do anything besides research, I promise! Look away now) I teach in a prison, write creatively, read science fiction, attempt to persuade my pet geckos to breed with each other, and watch Doctor Who.
Disclaimer: I speak only for myself, not for the MVZ or UC Berkeley or any subset of the general scientific community. If you don’t like something I say, I’m the only one to blame!