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Tania Marien

Tania Marien is a podcast host and environmental correspondent. Her projects draw on her experiences working as an independent environmental education professional, first as the full-time editor, educator, and bookseller at ArtPlantae and now as a podcast producer, writer, researcher, and network builder. Her current project explores how freelance environmental professionals contribute to environmental literacy. She believes that independent professionals are overlooked and that their professionalism and contributions to lifelong learning need to be recognized. Documenting their work is important because it fills the knowledge gap about how people learn about science and the environment outside of the classroom. Tania is also a contributor to The Carbon Almanac.

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Lindsey Christ

Krysten Dorfman

Program Manager at Earth Force

Bekkah Lampe

Bekkah Lampe has worked in informal science education settings around the country. She joined the NOAA Office of Education in 2018, where she manages the NOAA Outreach Center and the NOAA Education's online resource collections.

Executive Director, Wade Institute

Massachusetts-based nonprofit dedicated to hands-on, minds-on, inquiry-based science education

Jacqueline Citriniti

Rosanne Silverman

Maja Markus

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Brianna Shriner

Kathleen (Kat) Thompson-Hawk

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Ariel Lumpkins

Ariel joined the NAAEE team in September of 2021 as a Senior Administrative Assistant. Prior to this role, she has over 15 years of administrative experience in a laboratory and office setting. She is originally from the suburbs of Illinois and moved to Washington DC in 2009, where she attended Howard University. She received her B.A. in Psychology at the College of Arts and Sciences with a minor focus in Administration of Justice. She aspires to travel the world to learn and experience cultures outside her own. Should Italy be next?

Sarah Coffey

I am an environmental educator through my position with the Forsyth County Office of Environmental Assistance and Protection. I coordinate Triad Air Awareness, which is a local air quality education and outreach program and offshoot of NC Air Awareness with Division of Air Quality. I work with people of all ages, but mainly K-12 to teach voluntary actions we can take to reduce air pollution in the Piedmont Triad region. Sometimes I am a guest speaker in classrooms, and other times I’ve helped with non-formal education programs, like after-school or summer camps.

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Christy Merrick

Nearly 20 years ago, Christy took her first job in environmental education at a conservation summer camp, and she hasn't looked back. She has worked in universities, international nonprofits, local organizations, state agencies, and private companies—always with an eye toward helping people build environmental literacy and meaningful connections to nature. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation from the University of Florida and a Master's Degree in Environmental Management from Yale University. When she's not working, Christy likes to swim, surf, and play with her family on the beaches of South Florida, where she lives and works.

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Lindsay French she/her/hers

Lindsay (she/her) is a marine scientist and environmental educator leading efforts to instill ocean stewardship and build positive connections with marine ecosystems. NAAEE EE 30 Under 30 Class of 2022!

Michele Imler She Her

I have a passion for the natural world and learning. Finding a career as an interpreter is a dream. 

Nina Hamilton she/her

Nina joined NAAEE with a background focused on community-based conservation and social inclusion, from working with mangrove-dependent communities in Madagascar to coordinating a global advisory group to promote women's land rights. After a childhood spent living in Asia and Latin America, Nina is particularly passionate about working across cultures to combine her interests in the environment, sustainable development, and social equity. Nina has a Master's in Environmental Management from Duke University. Through her Master's project, she worked closely with a community-based wildlife management and environmental education project in Gabon, where she conducted community mapping in 10 rural communities to better understand their priorities and concerns related to their natural resources. 

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Katherine Strom she/ger

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