Kim FikeKim Fike, the BEMP Science Coordinator, grew up just south of the Rio Grande Nature Center where her weekends were filled with lizard chasing, bike rides through the bosque, and wading through the Rio Grande. Her passion for understanding riparian ecosystems grew along with the pursuit of her undergraduate degree in Environmental Biology from Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO and her master’s degree in Biology from University of New Mexico. She enjoys just about every outdoor activity there is from climbing rocks and jumping out of airplanes, to hiking and napping in the sun.