Dr. Ekaterina “Kate” Pechenkina
Dr. Ekaterina “Kate” Pechenkina was born in Tashkent, Uzbekestan, then the Soviet Union, in 1972. She graduated from Moscow State University with an MS in Biology and Anthropology in 1994. That same year, she came to the US to begin graduate studies at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Kate began fieldwork in Peru in 1997, and then switched to China in 1998. She received her PhD in 2002 from UM and joined Queens College-CUNY in 2003. She has recently received a job offer from ANU and will be moving to Australia in two weeks. Kate has 3 kids, ages 18, 12, and 11 months.