Katherine Mast is a freelance journalist and science writer in Santa Fe. With a degree in environmental studies, she worked as an outdoor educator in northern Indiana, Pennsylvania and Maine before moving to New Mexico, where she soon found herself working as a paralegal in a small criminal defense law office. Her career took her next to the ABQ BioPark and later to the IT department of the City of Albuquerque. She got her start in journalism as an intern at High Country News. Since then, she has covered agricultural and environmental stories for Sierra, Modern Farmer, and Discover. She fact-checks medical stories for Mosaic, is a regular contributor to Edible Santa Fe and New Mexico Kids! magazine, and writes for the Santa Fe Institute. Katherine began producing audio stories for KSFR in 2016.