Kati Lawson is a lecturer in the Department of Agricultural Education and Communication (AEC) at the University of Florida. Her classes focus on leadership and communication, and are delivered both online and in Plant City.
Originally from Okeechobee, Florida, Lawson attended the University of Florida for her undergraduate degree. She received her bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Education and Communication in 2009, specializing in Communication and Leadership Development. Lawson then went on to earn her master’s degree in counseling from Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas (2013). Lawson is currently a part-time Ph.D. student, earning her doctorate in AEC, specializing in Agricultural Communication.
Lawson’s research reflects public perception and knowledge of invasive and endangered species. Outside of her lectures and research, Lawson serves as the adviser for Agricultural Communicators and Leaders of Tomorrow (ACLT) in Plant City, as well as the Plant City chapter of National Young Farmer’s Educational Association (NYFEA).