Karrie graduated from the University of Washington in 2002 with a B.S. degree in Conservation Biology, Ecology and Evolution and received a certificate in Wetland Science and Management from the University of Washington in 2010. She has been working for the Watershed Program since 2001.
Most recently, Karrie is working on the Olympic Peninsula assisting with collecting and PIT-tagging juvenile coho, and on Venema Creek and Thornton Creek in Seattle helping to evaluate fish movement in an urban creek setting. Her research interests include investigating the effects of disturbances on fish populations and habitat, and evaluating the extent to which various habitat restoration methods aid recovery efforts.