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Kyra Freeman

2017 Fellow Western Washington University


Kyra Freeman is from southwest Alberta and graduated from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario with a B.S in Geology and Environmental Science. Her first career as an ocean scientist brought her south to work at Scripps Institute of Oceanography in La Jolla, California. Her love of mountains and skiing subsequently took her to Colorado, where she spent some time working on the environmental team of a BHP Billiton coal mine.

Kyra is interested in climate change forecasting for freshwater resources and applying this research to inform local decision makers. Her research focuses on climate change impacts to salmon habitats along the North Fork Stillaguamish River related to predicted changes in timing and magnitude of annual streamflow and increases in stream temperature.

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