Kendra Kaiser is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Boise State University. Kendra moved to Idaho after completing her PhD at Duke University in Watershed Hydrology and Biogeochemistry. She was excited to move back west after leaving Bozeman, Montana, where she learned how to explore the outdoors while getting her BS in Soil and Water Science and Environmental Biology. She loves kayaking and rafting Idaho rivers, backcountry skiing, surfing at the whitewater park and riding her bike around Boise.
Kendra’s research focuses on how to incorporate human decision-making into environmental models. Water resources management involves integrating individual and institutional decision-making, but these processes are often over-simplified or not included in associated hydrologic models. Engaging with stakeholders to understand what information they use to make decisions is a critical step in assessing how management strategies could adapt to changing environmental conditions.