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Milken Scholar 2004
Scholar Profile

Karen Bailey

Environmental Science


Karen graduated from Princeton University with a degree in Biology in 2008. She then traveled to Nan, Thailand to teach English to 5th and 6th graders. She returned to her native California to work for an environmental nonprofit and tutor middle school students. However, still struck with the travel bug, she obtained a post graduate certificate in Conservation Biology from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. She received her Ph.D. in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation and spent a year conducting her research in Swaziland; examining ecosystem services of small mammals in an agricultural mosaic. She is now a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

High school:  Crenshaw High School


College Year Degree
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ
2008 A.B. Ecology and Evolutionary 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.