Staff & Interns
Watershed and Lake Education Coordinator
- M.S. Natural Resources, University of Vermont, 2017
- B.S. Education, Environmental Studies, University of Vermont, 2013
Ashley joined the Lake Champlain Sea Grant team 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. She recently finished her M.S. in Natural Resources at the University of Vermont where she was a part of the Leadership for Sustainability (MSLS) program.
- University of Vermont
Jack is a sophomore at The University of Vermont and a new member to the Sea Grant Family. At UVM jack has developed a new found love of forestry and is pursuing this through a self-designed concentration in Forest Hydrology with hopes to teach and continue to take part in research. Growing up, he lived in a small village on the outskirts of the Big Apple along the Hudson River where he cultivated his love for water, including the physical, chemical or recreational properties. Currently his favorite activities are hiking, biking, swimming, reading and listening to new music. Perhaps best of all, Jack loves Peanut Butter (I always carry a jar with me), Bananas, and any type of bread.
Watershed Alliance Staff
- 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
- 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.
- University of Vermont
Olivia’s love for the environment was fostered within the woods and streams behind her home in Northern Vermont. As an environmental studies student at the University of Vermont, she has found a passion for environmental education. She looks forward to inspiring students to develop their own relationship with the natural world while fostering a sense of place within their community. Olivia’s interests include running, swimming in rivers and streams at the base of Mount Mansfield, and getting lost in nature. During the summer you can find her at Smuggler’s Notch as a camp counselor sharing the beauty of Green Mountains with campers from around the country and world.
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.
- 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 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.
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.
- University of Vermont
Lily Myers is a junior at UVM studying Environmental Studies with a concentration in Ecology, Conservation, and Stewardship. She hopes to pursue the fields of conservation, environmental education, and outreach. She wants to dedicate her time to getting more people to love and understand nature. At her time at UVM Lily has done Farm Education, helped to start a community-based pollinator conservation initiative, done outreach for the Agency of Natural Resources, been a UVM Eco Rep, and done environmental activism. As a Vermonter, she grew up in the woods and fields and has always tried to spend as much time outside as possible: swimming, hiking, gardening, sailing, and more!
- 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.
- University of Vermont
Lila Satterfield is a junior Forestry major at UVM. Despite having grown up further south in Charlottesville, VA, she loves to ski and spend her free time outside and playing music. She recently spent a semester in western Montana studying biogeography, watershed dynamics, and sustainability to add to the hands on education she received from the Rubenstien School at UVM. After completing a NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School) semester during her gap year, her passion for the environment emerged, bringing her to UVM so she can educate others on the importance of the natural world around us. She is excited to further engage with the Vermont community through WA, and learn more about the area's natural resources.