Assistant Consortium Manager of NASA Harvest, University of Maryland, Department of Geographical Sciences
How I work with Harvest
Kim Locke is the Assistant Consortium Manager for NASA Harvest. Kim is responsible for coordinating partnerships, helping to track research projects and deliverables, developing and overseeing internal and external communications, and overseeing reporting to NASA.
Kim Locke has over 20 years of experience managing complex science and policy programs in the water quality, sustainable agriculture and renewable energy arenas. She helped develop an interdisciplinary research program at Dartmouth exploring the nexus of food, energy, and water systems, and under a grant from USDA, studied farmers’ adoption of renewable energy technologies, specifically biodigesters for electricity, heat production and nutrient reuse. Kim also started a company that designed “zero waste” recirculating aquaculture and hydroponics systems to grow greens and fish in greenhouses heated and powered by methane from closed landfills. She also helped coordinate the development of a bi-state, bi-national management plan for the Lake Champlain watershed modeled after the Chesapeake Bay Program, and was an environment and energy outreach staffer for Senator Bernie Sanders. Kim is a senior editor for the open access journal, Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene where she has also published articles and videos on sustainable agriculture and the agroecology movement in Cuba. She received her Master’s from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies with concentrations in Hydrology and Watershed Management, a B.A. in Geology from Oberlin College, and is a lifelong student of synergies and cooperation in natural and social systems.