Kathleen Cantner

Kathleen Cantner

Kat Cantner is the science illustrator for the American Geosciences Institute and EARTH. She joined the team in 2012 after graduating from the Science Illustration Program in Monterey, Calif. Kat's academic background began with a bachelor's degree in Old World Archaeology and Art and Geological Sciences from Brown University. She completed a master's degree in Geological Oceanography from the University of Rhode Island, during which she recognized the importance of visual communication in science education.

Through her illustrations she aspires to increase science literacy and engage the public in the geosciences. She is especially enthusiastic about volcanology and geochemistry. When she is not working, Kathleen enjoys traveling, rock climbing, hiking and exploring. Her time at home is spent in her studio metal smithing and working with her hands. Email: kcantner@agiweb.org.