Research & Evaluation Manager
Kimberley Preston comes to Explorer At Large from Oregon State University’s STEM Research Center, where she is a Researcher. For Explorer At Large, Kim makes sure the teachers and students participating in pilot studies complete surveys and meet Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval, in addition to other aspects of OSU's research and evaluation oversight.
Kim completed her Master of Science in Environmental Sciences with a focus in Environmental Education, from Oregon State University where she explored nature connectedness of students enrolled in outdoor recreation training programs. She has years of experience as an informal science educator, designing educational activities addressing ecological and natural history concepts for diverse audiences. She received her B.S. in Fisheries & Wildlife Sciences and B.A. in International Studies from Oregon State University.