Kevin Koy served as BIDS Executive Director from 2014-2017. He was responsible for the administration and operations of BIDS and worked to connect people with the data, methods, and tools to accelerate their research.
Before joining BIDS, Kevin directed the Geospatial Innovation Facility in the College of Natural Resources, where he successfully built a thriving community focused on sharing scientific expertise and helping people understand the changing world through the analysis and visualization of spatial data.
Before arriving at Berkeley, Kevin worked with the American Museum of Natural History's Center for Biodiversity & Conservation and the Smithsonian's Conservation Biology Institute. He conducted research throughout Southeast Asia using data from radio-collared animals, sensors, and satellites to better understand the history and needs of unique and endangered ecosystems.
Kevin received a BA in environmental studies and anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania in 1998 and an MS in biology from George Mason University in 2003. He has also completed advanced graduate work in geography at the City University of New York with a focus on earth and environmental science.