Staff & Interns

Ashley Eaton

Interim Watershed and Lake Education Coordinator

E-mail: akeaton@uvm.edu
Education:
  • M.S. Natural Resources, University of Vermont, Expected 2017
  • B.S. Education, Environmental Studies, University of Vermont, 2013
Ashley joined UVM WA in November 2015. She is most likely found hiking, biking, and exploring the Green Mountains. Ashley realizes her education and work pursuits to be embedded in the natural world, working towards the development of a more sustainable future for Vermont. In 2013 Ashley received her Bachelor's of Science from UVM in Elementary Education with a concentration in Environmental Science/Studies. She has spent the last few years immersed in environmental education and outreach. Currently she is enrolled in the M.S. in Natural Resources studying Leadership for Sustainability (MSLS) where she is focusing on ecological and educational impacts of community-based service learning projects.

Krista Hoffsis

Interim Program Assistant

Education:
  • B.S. Environmental Science, University of Vermont, 2015
Krista is returning to the Watershed Alliance after being a Watershed Educator Intern her junior year of college. Krista has since worked on the UVM Research Boat for several seasons, and done environmental consulting work for a local conservation non-profit. Krista loves all things outdoors, particularly water and wildlife. When not at work, she can be found swimming in Lake Champlain, walking her dog, or adventuring with friends and family. Her primary fields of interest include aquatic ecology and conservation biology. Krista is looking forward to combining her passion for the environment with her love of working with people.

Maya Dizack

Education:
Hello! My name is Maya Dizack and I am an incoming first year student from Racine, Wisconsin. Though my midwestern upbringing is often associated with corn cobs, cheese, and a strong football culture, Lake Michigan has actually had the most profound influence on my life. From an early age, my family and I have participated in Water Action Volunteers (WAV), a program that teaches citizen scientists to monitor water quality and record data. Since then, we have been involved in a myriad of freshwater science studies to local remediation projects. For the past six years, I have led and co-led a consortium called the Prairie Stream Project. I love backpacking, kayaking, and windsurfing. I am so excited to explore the wonderful state of Vermont.

Caroline Drayton

Education:
  • B.S. Natural Resources, University of Vermont, Expected 2017
Caroline joined the UVM WA as an educator in the Fall of 2016. She is an outdoor enthusiast who spends her free time hiking, biking, or searching for secret Vermont swimming holes. She grew up spending her summers in the beautiful Adirondacks where her love of the environment originated. She has done field research with the Institute for Tropical Ecology and Conservation as well as has taken multiple field classes at the University of Vermont. Caroline plans to graduate in the winter of 2017 with a degree in Natural Resources and a concentration in Resource Ecology. She has a passion for studying the natural world and is looking forward relaying its importance to her students.

Samuel Koufman

Education:
Samuel is joining the Watershed Alliance as a first year undergraduate at the UVM. Samuel began his environmental career working as the President of the National Green Schools Society, a non-profit environmental education program. Samuel has also worked with the Massachusetts Environmental Literacy Plan Drafting Committee to create an environmental literacy framework and standard for educators in schools. More recently, Samuel spent his summer as an Administrative Intern at the Conservation Law Foundation in Boston, MA. Here, Samuel worked in almost every department aiding in legal research and donor prospecting. Samuel's hobbies include skiing and hiking. During the summer he spends his time on the ocean in Massachusetts with his family.

Marley Myers

Education:
My names is Marley Myers and I am excited begin as a new Watershed Educator Intern. I am going into my junior as an environmental studies major at the University of Vermont. My interests are in environmental education, conservation and community development. This past summer I have been working with different elementary schools and community partners in community gardens! I have done a variety of different outreach and education projects including the UVM sustainability through the Eco-reps program. I grew up in Vermont and love to spend my time adventuring in this wonderful state and beyond. I enjoy hiking, skiing, just laying around in the sun, or cooking some delicious food with friends and family.

Anna Rendell-Baker

Education:
  • B.S. Environmental Policy, Champlain College, Expected 2017
Anna Rendell-Baker is a senior at Champlain College studying environmental policy and law. Her personal interests revolve around ecosystem services and she is constantly fascinated by the natural processes of the world around us. Anna is an avid animal-lover and likes nothing more than learning and spending time with animals and her pets.

Amelia Tarren

Education:
Amelia's early adventures along the coast of Maine searching for tidepool-dwelling critters lead to a lifelong love of aquatic ecosystems. Amelia has worked to establish baseline geochemistry in Pennsylvania, developed conservation management plans for riparian areas in the Connecticut River Watershed and assisted with long-term stream monitoring programs in Massachusetts. While maintaining her strong connection to the outdoor environments in which she plays and studies, she worked in a particle physics lab at the University of Massachusetts, collaborating with the ATLAS group at CERN near Geneva Switzerland. On sunny days Amelia can be found climbing granite walls in New England or paddling the coastlines of the lake with her dog Peaty.