Education & Outreach Specialist
Katie studied Biology at the University of Vermont and graduated with her B.S. in 2014. She studied mostly community and behavioral ecology, but her concentration in Zoology allowed her a lot of flexibility in the courses she could take. Katie's interest in working with animals brought her to internships in veterinary clinics and animal shelters while in college, and while she found the work intensely rewarding, she knew she wanted to work with a wider variety of species.
Katie has been with the center for the past four years, growing her skill sets in wild animal husbandry and training, developing content and presenting programming to varied audiences, and the administrative side of maintaining a successful environmental education program. In these positions, Katie learned CFW's environmental education philosophy, developed relationships with many of our permanently disabled ambassadors, and provided support with ambassador care and presenting programs. Katie now serves as point of contact for all environmental education programs, along with daily ambassador care, and recruiting and training education volunteers. She is very excited to contribute to the new exhibits and design for our Nature Center and Outdoor Ambassador area and trails!