Katie Maloney (she/her) is a geobiologist interested in the co-evolution of the biosphere and geosphere. She is a NSERC Postdoctoral Scholar in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at McGill University. During graduate school at the University of Toronto, she became fascinated by ancient fossils and rocks that provide clues to how Earth's ecosystems have dramatically changed through time. She completed her undergraduate degree in Honours Integrated Science & Earth and Environmental at McMaster University where she investigated glacial landsystems and karst environments. Her research uses field-based, paleoenvironmental analysis to target: (1) the diversification and evolution of early eukaryotes; (2) the paleobiology and paleoecology of the Ediacaran Biota, the first known, large complex life; and (3) ecosystem reconstruction of critical transitions in Earth’s history. She is invested in science communication and reducing barriers to geoscience education by promoting field safety leadership, mentoring students, leading outreach, and creating an inclusive environment with accessible experiential learning opportunities.