Kate Oviatt is an NSF IGERT PhD Fellow at the University of Colorado Denver, Center for Sustainable Infrastructure Systems, and is a second year PhD student in the Health and Behavioral Sciences program. She received both a BA and MA in anthropology, from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln and University of Colorado Denver, respectively. Kate’s research has primarily been focused on international agricultural practices. As part of her master’s program, Kate traveled to Ecuador to explore sustainable agricultural systems. For her master’s thesis she traveled to Bolivia, and worked with rural communities to understand the effects of natural hazards on agriculture. Her most recent work has been with urban farmers in Delhi, India. Her dissertation research will focus on local food systems in the Denver/Boulder area.