Bailet portrait
Milken Scholar 2004
Scholar Profile

Karen Bailey

Environmental Science


Karen is an Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder working on climate resilience, conservation, and livelihoods in east and southern Africa. Karen graduated from Princeton University with a degree in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology in 2008. She completed her MS and PhD at the University of Florida in 2013 and 2018. She has lived and worked on 5 continents and has commitment to just and inclusive climate science and natural resource management.

High school:  Crenshaw High School


College Year Degree
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ
2008 A.B. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
University of New South Wales
2011 Cert Conservation Biology
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL
2013 M.S. Wildlife Ecology & Conservation
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL
2018 Ph.D. Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

News and Highlights

Karen Bailey (MS '04)

Congratulations are in order for Karen Bailey, MS ‘04, who has accepted a position with Teach for America after she graduates. When she returns from teaching English in Thailand next year she will begin an assignment teaching middle school science in Houston, Texas.