Kass Urban-Mead


Kass is a second-year PhD student at Cornell in the Entomology Department, where she studies pollination in apple orchards. She used to study honey bees, but quickly got way more excited about the 20,000 wild species so often overlooked, just hidden right in plain sight! Kass began thinking about "trees" for bees during her Master's, and COE has let her follow that dream -- to it's highest height & peakiest peak. Kass grew up raising 4H goats in the Hudson Valley, and can often be found on roller skates.


Cornell's own David Katz worked on both sides of the lens to help Joe Pontecorvo with his recent episode of PBS Nature on Yosemite more

CTC in Madagascar

Jan 06, 2017

Cornell students travel to Madagascar to climb the iconic Baobab trees more

CTC collaborator Charlie Engelman launches a nature video series on National Geographic Kids. more