She received her Ph.D. from the University of Colorado–Boulder in 2014. After this, she was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Saskatchewan and then an assistant professor at Washington State University.
Hart specializes in forestry and disturbance ecology. Her current research is aimed at understanding how climate change impacts forest resiliency to disturbance.
In her spare time, Hart enjoys playing soccer, a good cup of coffee, and walking her dog Rogue. She says she is excited about exploring the diverse forests of Wisconsin and eating lots of cheese.