Kathayoon Khalil

Roles at NAAEE:

eePRO Group Leader

Research and Evaluation Group Moderator

Conservation Impact Manager
Oregon Zoo

Kathayoon graduated with her PhD from the Curriculum and Teacher Education (CTE) and Learning Sciences and Technology Design (LSTD) programs at Stanford¹s School of Education in 2014. Her interests are in the evaluation of learner experiences in informal learning facilities such as zoos and aquariums, with a focus on affective and behavioral outcomes. Currently, Kathayoon works on researching and evaluating empathy towards animals as developed through informal learning experiences. Before coming to Stanford, Kathayoon completed a BA in Organismal Biology and Literature from Claremont McKenna College, and a Master of Environmental Science degree from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Kathayoon is now the Principal Evaluator at the Seattle Aquarium. She serves on the editorial board of Zoo Biology as well as the Conservation Education and Research and Technology Committees of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.