Staff & Interns
Erin De Vries
UVM Watershed Alliance Outreach & Education Coordinator
- M.S. Ecological Planning, University of Vermont, 2008
- B.A. Environmental Science, concentration in Conservation Biology and Botany, Franklin Pierce College, 1999
"Curious naturalist" is a suitable description of Erin, although she would also add analytical and passionate as descriptors. Erin's passion for everything natural exudes from her core. She has focused on environmental conservation and education through jobs in the private, public and non-profit sector throughout North America and the Caribbean. Erin grew up in Chester County, Pennsylvania, but has been calling New England her home ever since attending Franklin Pierce Collge in New Hampshire. She enjoys teaching and learning from a variety of people. Her goal is to work with the Lake Champlain Basin community to raise awareness of their natural resources and responsibilities on a daily basis.
Program Assistant/Watershed Educator
- B.S. Environmental Studies, University of Vermont
Kelsey is local Vermonter, born and raised in Norwich. She received a degree in Environmental Studies through the Rubenstein College of Natural Resources and the Environment at UVM in May, 2012. After graduating, she became the Watershed Alliance Program Assistant, where she's particularly interested in getting students outdoors, mucking around in streams and rivers through environmental education, community outreach, and in-field research. When she's not working with the WA, you can find her snowboarding, playing soccer, crafting or playing outdoors!
- Environmental Science, Water Resources & Ecological Design, 2014
Alex is a senior at UVM studying Environmental Science and concentrating in Water Resources and Ecological Design. His passion for water and conservation was sparked at a young age while spending time on the Hudson River, only gaining in intensity through his studies at UVM. A motivated and curious individual, his interests span a wide range of environmental issues. When not in school, you can expect to find Alex in the outdoors rock climbing, camping, and hiking.
- B.S. Environmental Studies, University of Vermont, 2015
Celeste is a junior studying Environmental Studies in the Rubenstein School at UVM. She grew up in Traverse City, Michigan and spent her summers camping and swimming in Lake Michigan. After seeing the impacts of invasive species and pollution on the Great Lakes, she has developed a passion to preserve the natural wonder of marine ecosystems. In the future, she hopes to help restore and protect watersheds in the Great Lakes region. When not in school, Celeste can be found kayaking, traveling, and playing outside!
- Environmental Science, Conservation and Biodiversity, 2015
Originally an Ohio native, Krista moved to Vermont after high school to pursue her passion for the outdoors and wildlife conservation. She is currently a junior in the Rubenstein School at UVM studying Environmental Science with a concentration in Conservation and Biodiversity, with a minor in Geography. After graduation, she hopes to work towards animal habitat conservation and eventually go to graduate school for marine biology. In her free-time you’ll find her hiking, swimming, drinking good coffee and working on her scuba-certification.
- B.S. Biology, University of Vermont, 2013
Chelsea grew up in a suburb of Boston (Milton, MA), and decided to flee from her "flatlander" life to the Green Mountain State to study biology. Having a passion for natural systems, she opted to focus her biological education on ecology and conservation. During her junior and senior years at UVM, Chelsea studied the daily migration patterns of Mysid shrimp in Lake Champlain, seeking to better understand the life history of these important organisms. Chelsea has a passion for scientific education, and hopes to someday combine public outreach and ecosystem studies through her work.
- Environmental Studies Sustainability Studies, University of Vermont, 2015
Jakob was born in Illinois, and raised in Keene NH. He has developed an affection for community supported agriculture, alternative forms of transportation (like his red bicycle) and learning about sustainability in cities, food systems and cultures. In his future he thinks he would like to work in environmental policy or education in Germany or Vermont.