Kimberly J. Bay has worked with WEST since 2001, first as a Data Technician, then a Biometrician/Data and Report Manager, and currently as a Project Manager. She received her B.S. in Mathematics/Statistics in 2000 and her M.S. in Statistics in 2003 from the University of Wyoming.
As Data and Report Manager, Ms. Bay developed and managed several large cumulative databases, which include data from over 200 wind-related reports. These databases enable WEST to utilize data regarding wind-wildlife interactions from over 20 years of research across the U.S. to assess potential risk or impact to wildlife from wind-energy development. She, along with others at WEST, have used these databases to develop and publish several cumulative impact manuscripts to further help industry and agencies better understand the overall effects on wildlife. In her current role as Project Manager and in previous roles, Ms. Bay participated in numerous assessment and monitoring projects related to understanding and assessing the effects of wind turbines on birds and bats, and in avian and bat risk reduction studies. In addition, she is an author/co-author on several professional journal articles and has presented papers/posters at numerous national/regional meetings.