Kinsey earned a B.S. in Biology from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2015, as well as a M.S. degree in Biology in 2018. Prior to graduate school, she studied the macroinvertebrate community structure of wetlands in southeastern Oklahoma. For her master’s, she conducted research on Grand Cayman Island studying the ecology and coastal migration patterns of land crabs. As a Ph.D. student, Kinsey is interested in topics related to predator-prey dynamics, seascape ecology, and conservation management.