Katherine Culatta, NCPCP Research Specialist
Katherine grew up in Boone, North Carolina. She holds bachelor’s degrees in Biology and Studio Art from
UNC-Asheville and is currently finishing up a M.S. in Plant Biology in the Krings Lab at N.C. State University. Her love of plants began in the Blue Ridge Mountains and has taken her to seasonal field botanist jobs in coastal Massachusetts and the Kansas prairie. Working for the Plant Conservation Program has been on her “dream job” list since college and she has enjoyed jumping into her duties as Research Specialist, including monitoring rare species, issuing permits, and participating in controlled burns.
In her free time, she enjoys cooking, sketching plants in ink and watercolor, and hiking.