The University of Georgia’s Savannah River Ecology Laboratory has hired Katrina Ford to serve as its first director for outreach and education. Ford will oversee outreach and public relations staff at SREL and expand the lab’s educational programs.
For the past eight years, Ford worked with the public library system in Anaheim, California where she launched award-winning STEM and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) programs that earned recognition from the state of California and Penguin Random House. She has extensive experience as an administrator and social media manager.
Ford earned a bachelor of arts degree in liberal studies in elementary education with an emphasis in environmental science, a master of library and information science and a master’s in public administration.