UAV with cow

Kate Kuehl

About

It's nice to meet you!

I believe in a world where we use data and technology to better feed the world. I'm in school for Computer Science and Food Systems with minors in Applied Economics and International Agriculture. I've worked on supply-chains in Kenya, studied a fungus called Ug99 in a biocontainment facility, analyzed aquaponics systems to make them more efficent, helped food-related startups prototype their ideas and a ton more projects that I'm very proud of.

Experience

I do what I love
  & I love what I do:

Education

Graduating: May 2018
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, St. Paul MN

College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
B.S. in Food Systems | Minors in Applied Economics and International Agriculture

College of Liberal Arts
B.A. in Computer Science

Work Experience

October 2015 - Current
Student Researcher

GroupLens - Computer Science Department at the University of Minnesota
Conducting research on catastrophic failures of GPS navigation units

May 2015 - September 2015
Programming Intern

Travelers Insurance
Lead a team of interns to develop a dashboard for reporting defects and server errors within the department
Programmed a script to automatically transfer websites into a new format and generate reports

February 2015 - May 2015
Assistant Information Technology Professional

College of Food, Agriculture and Natural Resource Sciences - Office of Information Technology
Utilized both technical and communication skills by solving various T2 consumer technical problems

October 2014 - January 2015
Research Intern

Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI) - Kibos
Lead research project on rice marketing and preference within the Kisumu Region
Provided IT support for KARI - Kibos by fixing both software and hardware

June 2014 - August 2014
Research Intern

TwinFin Aquaponics
Lead research projects on growth rates, production, marketing and energy usage
Analyzed financial records in order to determine profitability and develop new strategies

June 2014 - August 2014
Educational Intern

United Nations Association of Minnesota
Developed high school curriculum on UN policy around Internally Displaced Peoples

February 2014 - May 2014
Student Researcher

Livestock and Nutritional Trends Somali Agricultural Technical Group | UMN
Utilized Excel to develop analytical graphs on livestock trends from FAO, WFP, FSNAU and other sources

October 2013 - May 2014
Student Lab Tech

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, St. Paul MN
Conducted research to breed more resistant varieties of Wheat and Barley to Ug99 Stem Rust to prevent yield loss and famine in Africa
Acquired knowledge of breeding practices of wheat, aegilops and barley and containment for pathogens in a Biosafety - Level 3 facility

June 2013 – October 2013
Gardener of the Native American Medicinal Garden

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, St. Paul MN
Developed literature of traditional uses of native plants in order to compare them to medical evidence and discover gaps in research
Initiated garden expansion to include more square footage, trellises and herb circle

May 2013 - August 2013
Intern for Charity Aware Development

Street Factory Media
Worked as a team to develop new game concept and branding to create a program to increase high schoolers involvement in charity

May 2013 – August 2013
Teacher Assistant and Secretary

Kumon - Circle Pines MN
Organized and improved educational systems
Improved student performance on tests

Computer Skills

HTML/CSS, JavaScript, Java, Python, Batch, PHP, Amazon Web Services, VBScript, XML, XSL, Arduino, Clojure, ArcGIS, IT Support, Photoshop, Illustrator, UI/UX, Rapid Prototyping, etc.

Contact

katekuehl@gmail.com
(612) 254-9054
Kate's LinkedIn