Kathryn Renton is an advanced doctoral candidate in the UCLA Department of History.  She received her MA in History from UCLA in 2013 and her B.A in History and Literature from Harvard University in 2005.

Kathryn’s research investigates the intersection of animal and environmental studies in the history of early modern empire.  The value of her research has been recognized by the Social Science Research Council and the Spanish Ministry of Culture (HISPANEX).

Before pursuing a career in history, Kathryn worked in corporate relations for an international healthcare NGO, and assisted in post-hurricane disaster relief. She has advised business professionals with graduate applications, taught English classes for adults, and consulted with graduate students on the process of writing and revising a wide range of written material.


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