Kara Primmer is the Program Director for the Notre Dame Environmental Change Initiative, which ND-GAIN is a program within. Kara manages the day-to-day operations of the Initiative, works with faculty on multi-PI proposals and collaborations, and manages the administrative aspects of ND-ECI including the operational budgets.
Kara first joined Notre Dame Research in 2012 as the Research Technologies Program Director, with specific responsibility for the core facilities on campus. She has in-depth experience in research administration, as well as research and teaching at the university level. She has been a part of the Notre Dame community since 2005, earning her PhD in Cell Biology in 2011.