Kristina Riemer was born in Wisconsin and raised in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She received a B.A. in biology from Lawrence University in 2012, with a focus on aquatic ecology under the guidance of mentor Dr. Bart De Stasio.

Kristina is currently working on her PhD in computational ecology with advisor Ethan White in the Wildlife Ecology and Conservation department at the University of Florida. She completed the first two years of her PhD with the same advisor in the Biology department at Utah State University.

Kristina’s research field is ecology; she currently uses macroecological methods to investigate the response of species traits to environmental conditions. While developing her own research and computational skills, she also collaborates actively with the other members of the Weecology lab, which is jointly run by Drs. Morgan Ernest and Ethan White.