Katie Shepherd Christiansen is an artist, naturalist, and conservationist. Her wildlife illustrations and nature writings appear in books, exhibits, and on natural area interpretive resources across the country. Katie’s work in conservation spans science, policy, management, communications, grassroots organizing, community building, and education. Katie is also the Artist-in-Residence here at NRCC and editor and illustrator of the book The Artist’s Field Guide to Yellowstone. She holds a master’s degree from Yale’s School of the Environment. Her collaborators have included the National Endowment for the Arts, Trust for Public Land, National Geographic, the WILD Foundation, and AMB West Ranches.