Kim Cook graduated from Eastern Washington University in 2015 with a BS in Biology. As a McNair scholar at EWU, Kim focused on the effects of anthropogenic change on animal-plant interactions. As a current PhD student in the Piovia-Scott lab at WSU Vancouver, she is studying the effects of climate change on frog-disease interactions. She is interested in how climatic factors affect the survival of frogs coping with a devastating fungal pathogen. She hopes to inform conservation efforts by contributing to the understanding of emerging infectious diseases in a changing climate. In her spare time, Kim likes to go to stand-up comedy shows, hike, and rock climb.