Kate joined HiDef in October 2021. Kate’s background is in History and Heritage, having studied her BA (Hons) in History (2015-2019) and MSc Environment, Heritage and Policy (2019-2020) at the University of Stirling. While undertaking her Masters dissertation during the beginning of the covid pandemic, she began to develop data science skills such as topic modelling and data visualisation using R and Python to create a study of the social capital of mudlarkers’ interactions on Twitter. Since then, she has become experienced in photogrammetry, spending six months digitising archaeological finds in Lincolnshire. Having grown up in Fair Isle and the Shetland mainland with birder parents, ornithological and marine life have always been a very central part of her upbringing, and will continue to be as she joins HiDef as GIS Data Analyst.