Kathy Thornton

  • Natural Lands Project Field Technician

Kathy Thornton

Kathy Thornton


  • [email protected]
  • Semans Griswold Environmental Hall: 485 S. Cross Street Chestertown, MD 21620


  • PBC, Herbal Studies, Maryland University of Integrative Health, 2023
  • BA, Environmental Studies and History, Washington College, 2013

Professional Work

Kathy Thornton '13 graduated from Washington College with a double major in Environmental Studies and History. She has worked for environmental non-profits for the past ten years focusing on native plants, forest and meadow ecology, environmental education and outreach, and sustainable agriculture. She is excited to work with the Natural Lands Project and River and Field Campus to teach students and community members about ecology, biodiversity, and habitat restoration. 

Areas of Interest

  • Meadow ecology
  • Aquatic ecology
  • Habitat restoration
  • Natural resource management
  • Land stewardship
  • Environmental history
  • Ethnobotany and herbal medicine

Personal Interests

She moved to Chestertown after graduating and loves spending time on the water as much as she can! As a student, Kathy traveled Peru through the Chesapeake Semester and Easter Island thanks to the Cater Society of Junior Fellows. Most recently, she went to Alaska and hopes to continue exploring new places. She enjoys reading, photography, gardening, and strives to learn something new everyday!