Karen Beardsley

Environmental Sciences
Environmental Science and Policy

Karen Beardsley is in the department of Environmental Science and Policy. She is the Associate Director of the Information Center for the Environment (ICE). Her research includes modeling environmental impacts of land use policies in California and integrating wildlife conservation and land use planning practices in Kenya. Karen is a Geographer and GIS expert who earned her master's degree in Geography from UC Santa Barbara and complete her PhD in Geography at UC Davis. Karen is also the current Director of the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program.

Karen received a two-semester Fulbright Core Scholarship to develop geographic information system (GIS) curriculum, teach GIS, and train local faculty to teach GIS at the Royal Thimphu College in Bhutan. You can read further about her previous work in Bhutan as well as her future plans with her Fulbright Scholarship in the following article: Building GIS Education in Bhutan