Kristi Morris

Kristi Morris received a B.S. in Ecology and Systematic Biology from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, CA and an M.S. in Environmental Sciences from University of Colorado, Denver. She has worked for the National Park Service (NPS) Air Resources Division for 16 years, where she oversees the measurements of air pollutants that deposit to national parks and cause harm to ecosystems. The NPS monitors atmospheric deposition at more than 40 national parks, from Yosemite to the Grand Canyon to the Virgin Islands. Kristi also works to educate youth about air pollution through various outreach programs, including the Rocky Mountain Middle School Science and Math Partnership, through which she has coordinated an air quality course and field trip to Rocky Mountain National Park, where hands-on activities were arranged to understand the effects of air pollution on visibility and biota. Kristi (AKA Inspector Bolt) has been on the STEM Committee since BFA opened; she coordinates the STEM Expo and is currently serving as Co-Chair of the Committee.