Wildlife Conservation Society
Statement of Interest:
I have been the NYCMER intern for 22-23 year and it has been a really wonderful experience. I did not want my time with the NYCMER board to end and would like to contribute more to NYCMER. I have learned valuable skills in networking with different cultural institutions and the work they do. I am really interested in connecting with more people, and hopefully recruit more like minded individuals who have a passion for museum education.
Goals for NYCMER:
I hope to gain more experience connecting and meeting individuals across different institutions and hear their stories and what they bring to their community. I want NYCMER to focus on inclusion and accessibility, potentially hold workshops in creating social narratives, and how to set up a access program at their institution.
I have a Master Degree in Environmental Conservation Education from NYU, I did my thesis surrounding New York City public school teachers and their students connection to nature after participating in a community science program. This was apart of a year research project where I was able to lead teacher workshops as a follow up to my program. I am currently a Conservation Educator at the Wildlife Conservation Society based at the Bronx Zoo. I have been an educator for the United States Peace Corps, Camp Schooner in CT, Lady Bird Johnson Wild Flower Center, and Houston Parks and Recreation.