Promoting responsible water stewardship through excellent and effective water education.
I’ve lived in Arizona my entire life but didn’t appreciate what a truly unique state it is until college. There, I found myself interning at a county park over the summer and working with the park’s interpretive ranger. Learning more about our incredible Sonoran Desert and interacting with the public at educational events, I came to realize my true passion was public outreach and conservation education. During my junior and senior years at Arizona State University, I completed an undergraduate thesis studying how public education affects people’s values and attitudes about non-charismatic species. My research solidified my belief that education can be used as a powerful conservation tool to promote positive change.
After graduating with a degree in Biological Sciences, I became an AmeriCorps member with The Nature Conservancy where I first worked with Arizona Project WET. I loved the organization and its mission of instilling responsible water stewardship in students through fun, interactive learning. My AmeriCorps term ended in August 2018 and I was excited to officially join the APW team as a Water Festival coordinator. I am lucky to work with Arizona Project WET educating students who will ultimately make important decisions about our state’s water supply in the future.