Kirsten Vernin is a Senior Research Assistant at HARC focusing on watershed quality. She received her Master of Science in Environmental Analysis with a concentration in Environmental Sustainability from Rice University and her Bachelor of Science in Zoology from Texas A&M University.
In her role at HARC, Ms. Vernin provides analysis and technical research support for watershed quality projects. Her research interests include understanding the connection between biodiversity preservation, climate resiliency, and water quality improvements.
She previously worked as an analyst for RES, an ecological restoration company with headquarters in Houston, Texas. Before that, Ms. Vernin was a Research Associate for the Texas Coastal Exchange where she conducted literature reviews on carbon cycling in coastal ecosystems.