About

M.P.S. Environmental Studies and Sustainability, Unity College, 2022

B.A. Adventure Education, Fort Lewis College, 2018

Description


Experience
Graduate
  • Conducted research on best practices for interdisciplinary collaborative research
  • Designed and produced a digital sustainability directory for the UW Sustainability Office
  • Evaluated methods for implementing sustainability-based resilience projects to improve Seattle’s adaptive capacity for hazards and disasters at the community level
  • Assessed the social, economic, and environmental value of provided services from key ecosystems in the Puget Sound Region
  • Compared the ethical considerations of wildlife, land, coastal, and marine management practices in the context of the climate emergency
  • Created a computer minigame exploring the kelp forest ecosystem using Pokémon as the setting
  • Recommended energy solutions based on future scenarios and factors related to climate change and natural disasters
  • Illustrated a number of infographics and other promotional materials related to environmental impacts on Seattle and educational impacts of environmental games
Educational

The Meridian School (August 2018 – August 2021); 5th Grade Associate

  • Developed and co-taught units on equity and justice, environmental education, social emotional learning, and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
  • Taught extracurricular courses on environmental education
  • Supported lead faculty in classroom, digital, and outdoor environments
  • Guided students through project-oriented discovery and creation

Fort Lewis College: BA Adventure Education (August 2015 – April 2018); Student

  • Outlined a travel-based, experiential, environmental middle school
  • Planned and implemented lessons on experiential topics including conflict resolution, cloud structures, microbiotic soils, and facilitation practices, among others
  • Honed outdoor skills in winter expedition, rock climbing, canyoneering, and wilderness exploration
  • Facilitated local college and high school groups through group development experiences

Hartwick College Challenge Education (September 2012 – December 2014); Challenge Course Facilitator

  • Facilitated group development and skill acquisition through intrapersonal and interpersonal development activities with college and community groups of all sizes
  • Trained staff members in debriefing, facilitation, and group development practices
  • Drafted educational programs based on the groups desired outcomes
Strategic Governance

Association for Experiential Education Board of Directors (November 2020 – Present); Board Secretary, Inclusion Committee Chair, Education Committee Member

  • Monitored and updated the policy register with particular lens towards equity and accessibility
  • Reviewed and updated the board’s procedures manual with an emphasis on just procedures and board-membership connectivity
  • Conducted and analyzed the results of teacher focus groups to better support the organizations educator membership
  • Developed and implemented best practices for association outreach to membership

Professional Development
Conference Attendance
  • AEE International Conferences (November 2017, 2019, 2020)
  • AEE Regional Conferences (Spring 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021)
  • NSTA Nation Conference on Science Education (Winter 2019)
  • Northwest Association of Independent Schools Fall Educators Conference (Fall 2019)
Anti-Racist & Equity in Education
  • Equity Literacy Institute (February 2021)
  • Washington State Ethnic Studies Now (November 2020 – June 2021)
  • Responsive Classroom: Elementary Core Course (July 2019)
  • NAIS People of Color Conference (Spring 2019)
Leadership Development
  • Carver Governance Policy Practices (June 2021)
  • Fundraising for Organizations (November 2021)

Workshop & Educational Facilitation’s
  • A Systems Thinking Approach to Education: Developing a Mindset for Change (Spring 2018)
  • Integrating Experiential Practices with Academic Content (Spring 2021)
  • Let’s Build an Adventure: Implementing Table-Top Roleplaying Games as an Integrative Educational Strategy (Winter 2021)