Kathryn (Katey) E. Duffey
Miami University (2014)
Master Plan: Mitigating human-carnivore conflicts
Malone University (2009)
B.A. Zoo and Wildlife Biology
The Tulsi Foundation
-Director of Communications, website admin.
-India fieldwork, December 2017: Assist in instructing rangers and Wildlife Conservation Trust staff in trauma training within the cities: Mumbai and Nagpur, and the tiger reserves: Panna, Tadoba, Sanjay-Dubri, Bor, and Bandhavgarh.
-Assist in conducting health checks of rangers throughout the Western Ghats
-Data entry on health and safety concerns of rangers.
-Field biologist, snow leopards
-Snow leopard population surveys, scat analysis, and interviews.
-Project partners: Irbis Mongolia, Mongolian Academy of Sciences, Green Initiative NGO, and Duquesne University
-Assisting Snow Leopard Conservancy in implementing solar-powered predator deterrents in Mongolia
-Science communication: science writer, social media outreach, wildlife illustrator
William McKinley Presidential Library and Museum
March 2015-June 2015
Discover World Assistant
–Natural history and natural science tour guide
–Natural science show presenter
July 2012-February 2013
–Lab coordinator; faculty assistant, and safety manager for biology and chemistry labs
–Aid in the development of Environmental Science major
ORCA (Ocean Research and Conservation Association)
July 2012-August 2012
Field Technician (Volunteer)
–Collect and organize water quality data from Stark County, Ohio in collaboration with Walsh University
May 2011-September 2011
Animal Care Manager
–Supervise animal caretaker work study students
–Coordinate serpentarium tours and reptile shows
–Collect genetics data for program director’s Burmese python research
August 2005- November 2009
–Public speaker about wolves and wolf conservation
– Gray wolf caretaker
–Update computer files on the captive wolves
William McKinley Presidential Library and Museum
September 2005- February 2007
–Care for small mammals and birds
–Public speaking to tours in animal exhibits
August 2005-December 2009
–Care for large variety of reptiles and small mammals
–Shadow Zoo Biology director in handling venomous snakes
–Public speaker for reptile education programs
–Pit tag wild N. Water Snakes
United States Geological Survey (USGS)
May 2009-August 2009
Wolf Technician for Dr. David L. Mech
–Trap and process wolves in the Superior National Forest region of Minnesota
–Locate two den sites in order to aid in processing wolf pups and implant transmitters
–Use radio telemetry to track collared wolves and monitor survival rates of implanted pups
–Extensive experience using GPS and navigating through various habitats
Ohio Army National Guard
January 2003-January 2009
– 88M job qualified in Transportation Corps
–Security escort machine gunner
–Served in Operation Iraqi Freedom II, May 2004-March 2005
–Instructor in Chemical Biological Radioactive Nuclear (CBRN) defenses
–Served as hurricane relief for hurricane Gustav and Ike, September 2-21 2008
-Collaborating with Green Initiative NGO and Duquesne University’s Dr. Jan Janecka on a snow leopard-One Health project investigating the snow leopard population in the Mongolian Altai, and potential threat of zoonoses to snow leopards (2017-present).
–Collaborated with Mongolian Academy of Sciences, and Irbis Mongolia Center to interview herders on livestock losses, as well as collect baseline population data on snow leopards in and around Otgontenger SPA, Mongolia (2014-2016).
–Steppe Ecology: Pallas cat ecology in Altanbulag, and przewalski’s horse behavior in Hustai NP, Mongolia.
–Undergrad Research: Determining Frequency of Activity of Gray Wolf Pups in Relation to the Presence of a Breeder Using Radio Telemetry.Unpublished.
-ECSI Wilderness First Aid Instructor (11 January, 2018)
-Wilderness First Aid (WFA) certified through Emergency Care and Safety Institute (ECSI)
–PADI Certified Open Water Diver
–PADI Specialty Diver for Manatee Awareness
–Level 1 certified in QHEI Stream Health Assessment
-2017 recipient of the inaugural Mandy Hagen spirit award presented by the Tulsi Foundation to an outstanding individual displaying determination in the field of human wildlife conflict.
Interview. (2018). Q&A with Katey Duffey about the Tulsi Foundation. The Jaguar and its Allies. https://thejaguarandallies.com/2018/07/19/qa-with-katey-duffey-about-the-tulsi-foundation/
Guest blogger. (2018). Living Alongside Wildlife: Is This a Wolf or Coyote? http://www.livingalongsidewildlife.com/2018/05/is-this-wolf-or-coyote-guest-post.html
Guest profile. (2018). The People and Nature Connection: Featured Expert. https://www.peoplenatureconnection.net/uploads/6/4/9/4/64945331/katey_duffey_.pdf
Guest profile. (2017). Really ‘Dig’ Tracking Snow Leopards. Faces of Fieldwork. http://facesoffieldwork.com/really-dig-tracking-snow-leopards/?platform=hootsuite
Guest blogger. (2017). The Challenges of Tracking a Ghost Cat. Dispatches From the Field. https://dispatchesfromthefield1.wordpress.com/2017/05/31/the-challenges-of-tracking-a-ghost-cat/
Science writer. (2016). Manul: Pallas’s Cat. Untamed Science. http://www.untamedscience.com/biodiversity/pallas-cat/
Science writer. (2016). Trophic Cascade Basics. Untamed Science. http://www.untamedscience.com/biology/ecology/ecology-articles/trophic-cascade/
Science writer. (2016). Snow Leopard: Ghost of the Mountains. Untamed Science. http://www.untamedscience.com/biodiversity/snow-leopard/
Interview. (2015). Interview with Snow Leopard Researcher Katey Duffey. The Jaguar and its Allies. http://thejaguarandallies.com/2015/12/16/interview-with-snow-leopard-researcher-katey-duffey/
Duffey, K. (2015) In Search of the Mountain Ghost. Zoomorphic Magazine, Issue 1. http://zoomorphic.net/2015/05/in-search-of-the-mountain-ghost/
Guest blogger. (2015). Fantasy to Life Series. The Biologist Apprentice. http://www.thebiologistapprentice.com/
Guest blogger. (2014). Studying Mongolia’s “Ghost Cat”. The Snow Leopard Conservancy. http://snowleopardconservancy.org/?s=katey&submit.x=0&submit.y=0&post_type=post
Interview. (2009). Whispers with Wolves. The Suburbanite. http://www.thesuburbanite.com/article/20091004/News/310049984
-Continued education. Introduction to Psychology in Extreme Environments. 2018.
-Consulted for, and quoted in, National Geographic article One Snow Leopard Needs a Protected Range Bigger than Aruba. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/09/snow-leopards-huge-territories-asia/
-Untamed Science Crew member. 2016-present. http://www.untamedscience.com/crew/katey-duffey/
– Advisory board member for Canton South High School’s Animal Science career tech program. 2015-present.
–Outreach on field work on wolves and snow leopards to Canton South High School, Animal Science classes. 1 September, 2015.
–Special mention in Saving Snow Leopards Report. Mongolia-home of sacred mountains and snow leopards. http://snowleopardblog.com/mongolia-home-of-sacred-mountains-and-snow-leopards/, 31 May, 2015
-Project Coyote education booth at community Earth Day event, 2014