GeoVISTA Staff

Krista Kahler - GeoVISTA Center Assistant

As the GeoVISTA Center Assistant, I help make GeoVISTA Center activities run smoothly. My primary responsibilities include running the GeoVISTA website, writing and designing outreach materials, grant preparation and reporting, conference and workshop planning, and purchasing items for Center members and staff.

302 Walker Building
University Park, PA 16802
814-865-9655 | kck12 [at]
Office: 206A Walker Building


From 2003 to 2005, I worked at The Frost Entomological Museum at Penn State on two research projects. During the first project, I helped conduct a biodiversity survey of Fort Indiantown Gap National Guard Training Center in Annville, PA, and then, during the second project, I reviewed and critiqued research and management practices for an endangered butterfly that survives at the same military base. Prior to moving to Pennsylvania, I was the assistant coordinator for the Global Wildlife Health Program at the Wildlife Conservation Society, based at the world-famous Bronx Zoo. I have also done freelance work, for example, designing the website for Pawws To Heal and video work for Timeless DVD Video Transfer.


In 1998, I graduated with honors from Lycoming College in Williamsport, PA, with a bachelor's of science degree in biology and a bachelor's of arts degree in German. At Lycoming, I was a four-year member and officer in the Lycoming College Tour Choir, and had the opportunity to perform throughout the country and in Europe. After Lycoming, I earned a Certificate in Conservation Biology from Columbia University in New York City.