About Hiking in Montana I’m a Ph.D. candidate in the Weed and Invasive Plant Ecology and Management group at Montana State University and will be defending early 2017. Since August 2016, my current position is the Thomas Meredith McKenna ’48 Predoctoral Fellow in Environmental Science (phew!) at Trinity College, in Hartford, CT. My research focuses on ecologically based management strategies and how projected climate changes will influence those strategies. Take a look around to learn more! Site last updated 12/14/2016. © 2016-2017 Krista Ehlert.