Katie Wurden Higgins is originally from Los Alamos, NM, but has lived in the greater Albuquerque area since 2010. She holds a B.A. in Urban Studies and Planning from the University of California, San Diego and an M.P.A. in Environmental Science and Policy from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. Katie has a background in environmental compliance and planning with a focus on water quality, most recently with Los Alamos National Laboratory. She joined BEMP in May 2016. When she’s not at work, she can be found hiking the Jemez Mountains, skiing the Rockies, or attempting to garden in Rio Rancho, all with her husband, baby girl, and dog Chaos.