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Preferred Pronouns

she, her, hers

Undergraduate Institution

University of Florida

Organization

Muddy Sneakers

Position

Core Field Instructor

Current Location

Salisbury, NC

Hometown

Jacksonville, FL

Personal Interests

  • outdoor activities (hiking
  • kayaking)
  • Dance
  • tennis
  • badminton
  • exploring new places

Professional Interests

  • Conservation
  • Education (K-12)
  • Journalism, Communications, Outreach
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Volunteer Management
  • Wildlife, Ornithology, Endangered or Threatened Species

Strengths

  • Achiever
  • Adaptability
  • Communication
  • Consistency
  • Focus
  • Learner
  • Responsibility

I am currently working for a non-profit organization called Muddy Sneakers, where I teach outdoor science education to fifth graders. Prior to that, I was a camp counselor for Schoolhouse of Wonder, where I worked with children ages 5 to 12. Before entering the work force, I graduated from North Carolina State University with my Master of Science in Natural Resources, focusing on Outdoor Recreation. However, I am originally from Florida and attended the University of Florida, where I received my Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, with a focus on Human Dimensions.

Ever since I was young, I have always loved learning about animals, which resulted to me pursuing a career conducting research related to wildlife. I completed internships where I had to work with snakes, frogs, birds, and even insects. However, the more I learned, the more I realized just how important humans are in impacting the environment and the animals living it. This shifted my focus on animals to the broader concept involving understanding the relationship of humans to wildlife and the environment. Specifically, I like working with kids and taking them outside to foster their connection to their environment, hoping that they grow up to be environmentally aware individuals. 

In short, I would say that my career interests include wildlife ecology, human dimensions of wildlife, community outreach, environmental education, and citizen science.