Promoting responsible water stewardship through excellent and effective water education.
Instructional Specialist, Sr.
Growing up in the Phoenix area, I was always outside, whether I was hiking, camping, or just taking walks around the neighborhood with my family. When I went to college, my passion for the outdoors and environmental science grew. I graduated from Northern Arizona University with a degree in Environmental Science with an emphasis in biology. I experienced many unique opportunities through my degree. I conducted field work at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, sampled water along the Verde River, and analyzed soil all throughout Arizona. My main work involved soil analysis of samples from the Serengeti in Africa. It was through this project that I realized the interconnectedness of nature’s systems.
After graduating, I joined The Nature Conservancy in Phoenix as an Americorps member working with Arizona Project WET, where I fell in love with teaching water education. I found myself learning more about Arizona in my Americorps year than I had in all my years growing up here. This led me to join the APW team, working with the Water Festival program. My passion for water education continues to grow as I enjoy working with teachers and students around Arizona.