Kassie ErnstPost-Masters Research Associate
MS, University of Tennessee – Knoxville, Geography, Minor in Environmental Management and Policy
BS, University of Wisconsin – Madison, Geography and Sociology
Research Experience and Interests
Kassie joined GIST in the summer of 2011 while pursuing her master’s at the University of Tennessee in Geography with a Minor in Environmental Management and Policy. Her current work includes developing an open-source map of the United States energy grid and modeling energy needs in developing countries.
While at the University of Tennessee, Kassie conducted research on climate change decision-making within the realm of public land management in southeastern Alaska, central Alaska, and the Northern Territory of Australia. She is interested in creating and disseminating tools to help decision-makers adapt and mitigate climate and other anticipated social and environmental changes.