Kara Coffey is a Research Associate at the HRI’s Socioeconomics for Dr. David Yoskowitz. Her duties include helping support research for the Socioeconomics Group and HRI, while bringing her expertise in wildlife and fisheries, and to look at solving management in a holistic manner. She recently graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Science from Texas A&M University-College Station, TX in May 2016. After graduation, she was a part of the AmeriCorps Texas Conservation Corps as a Youth Crew Leader for a 300-hour term which fed her passion for conservation and the impact of people working together which is what brought her to HRI. Kara is currently pursuing a Master's degree at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi in Environmental Sciences.