Staff & Interns

Ashley Eaton

Watershed and Lake Education Coordinator

E-mail: akeaton@uvm.edu
Education:
  • M.S. Natural Resources, University of Vermont, 2017
  • B.S. Education, Environmental Studies, University of Vermont, 2013
Growing up on the shores of Lake Champlain Ashley has seen first hand the deterioration of water quality in Lake Champlain and has focused her academic studies and professional pursuits on improving water quality in the Basin. Ashley joined the Lake Champlain Sea Grant team in 2015. She has a Bachelor's of Science from UVM in Elementary Education and Environmental Science. She has spent her career immersed in environmental education and research. She is on the VTSWEEP board and an active partner with the Champlain Basin Education Initiative. In 2017 Ashley finished her M.S. in Natural Resources at the University of Vermont where she was a part of the Leadership for Sustainability (MSLS) program.

Amelia Tarren

Program Assistant

Education:
  • B.A. Hampshire College, 2015
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. On sunny days Amelia can be found climbing granite walls in New England or paddling the coastlines of the lake with her dog.

Nicole Crothers

Watershed Educator

Education:
  • B.S. Environmental Science, University of Vermont, Expected 2020
Nicole Crothers is a junior at University of Vermont where she is studying Environmental Science with a concentration in Analysis and Assessment and a double minor in Chemistry and Statistics. Recently joining this study, she has grown to love the mathematical and scientific studies involved in Environmental Science and continues to grow her expansion of learning. Her goal in life is to have a career in Environmental Data Analysis. Growing up in a small town in Massachusetts, she fell in love with the beautiful views of Vermont as she enjoys to run, hike, write, and read.

Maya Dizack

Watershed Educator

Education:
  • B.S. University of Vermont (current student)
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.

Cameryn Dondero

Watershed Educator

Education:
  • B.S. University of Vermont (current student)
Cami is a sophomore Elementary Education major at UVM. As a future teacher, she looks forward to raising awareness in her classroom about the positive and negative ways that humans affect the environment. Cami is so excited to learn more about what can be done to help local communities and pass on that knowledge. She grew up in Long Island, New York and enjoys kayaking, paddle boarding, hiking, swimming, skiing, running, babysitting, and yoga.

Jillian Duprey

Watershed Educator

Education:
  • B.S. University of Vermont (current student)
Jill is a sophomore at the University of Vermont studying Secondary Education with a concentration in Math. She loves spending time outdoors, and during her free time she can be found hiking, on a walk, listening to music, or swimming. During the summer she works as a lifeguard and swim instructor. She is excited to work with youth and to help them discover a passion for the environment.

Caroline Frigon

Watershed Educator

E-mail: cfrigon@uvm.edu
Education:
  • Education: Natural Resources B.S., University of Vermont Class of 2019
Caroline is a senior at UVM with a strong interest in environmental education. She works in the education department at the ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain and as a nature club mentor at Flynn Elementary School, and is excited to be a new member of the Watershed Alliance team! She loves using her interpretive skills to share her enthusiasm for the natural world and to make science accessible to the general public. When she's not hanging out with her Flynn birding buddies, teaching frog calls to families at ECHO, or getting ready for a trip on the Melosira, Caroline loves to spend time outside hiking and exploring Vermont. She's also an avid coffee drinker, bread b

Katherine Helmer

Watershed Educator

E-mail: khelmer@uvm.edu
Education:
  • B.S Environmental Science, University of Vermont, Expected 2020
Katherine’s passion for water resources started as an interest for marine biology that eventually expanded to include the freshwater lakes and rivers surrounding the University of Vermont, where she currently attends. She grew up in Massachusetts, where she first discovered her love for the outdoors in the woods and ponds of her hometown as well as on the shores of Cape Cod. Since then, she has worked as a research assistant in the Pespeni Lab at the University of Vermont studying sea urchins and as a deckhand on the research vessel Melosira.In addition to working as a Watershed Alliance Intern, she is currently working as a Clean Boating Intern for Lake Champlain Sea Grant. In her free time, Katherine loves to hike, swim, play her violin

Kathleen Lewis

Watershed Educator

Education:
  • B.S. University of Vermont (current student)
Kat is a senior at The University of Vermont studying environmental science with a concentration in water resources and a minor in ecological agriculture. She hopes to interconnect the two fields and study agriculture runoff and its effects on water quality. This past summer she helped the State of Vermont complete their section of the national rivers and streams assessment that is conducted every five years to analyze the overall quality of the nations waters.

Kailey Loughran

Watershed Educator

Education:
  • University of Vermont
Kailey is a junior Anthropology major at UVM with a minor in Environmental Studies. She spent her summer interning as an environmental educator at nature museum near her hometown of Montgomery, NY in the Hudson Valley. She came to UVM as an excited freshman ready to pursue archaeology, but found a passion for environmental studies, specifically related to environmental education and stewardship. She aspires to become involved in research as an environmental anthropologist studying the relationship between humans and their environment.

Marley Myers

Watershed Educator

Education:
  • B.S. University of Vermont
Marley is a recent graduate from UVM and has been working for Watershed Alliance for the past two years. She studied Ecology, Conservation and Stewardship with a focus on how communities can be involved in these processes. She has worked in other environmental education and watershed outreach positions and loves whenever she gets to work outside. Marley also loves hiking, skiing, cooking and anytime spent on a boat.

Camren Windom

Watershed Educator

Education:
  • B.S. University of Vermont (current student)