Kathryn Slebodnik

College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

Plants, Soils and Climate

Katie Slebodnik is a second-year master’s student studying soil science with an emphasis in biochemistry and ecology in the Department of Plants,Soils and Climate in the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences. She is originally from Rochester, NY and graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 2017. She has a bachelor’s degree in environmental science and a minor in geospatial analysis. Her current research involves studying the effects of tannin-containing legume forages on nitrogen retention and greenhouse gas emissions inpasture-finished beef production systems. She is co-advised by Dr.Jennifer Reeve and Dr. Jenny Norton, and has conducted research internationally in connection with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. Katie hopes to continue her career in soil science as a soil conservation and extension specialist and work with growers to create more sustainable, resilient food systems.