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.

Nate Trachte

NY Education Specialist

Education:
  • M.Ed. Environmental Education, Western Washington University, 2019
  • B.A. Environmental Studies, Fort Lewis College, 2017
Nate grew up in the Ausable River Watershed in upstate New York where he fell in love with the region. An avid backcountry skier, hiker, mountain biker, paddler, and lover of adventure, Nate spends his time outside whenever possible. He is passionate about inspiring young people to interact with and study their local environment in hopes of emboldening the next generation of environmental stewards. In 2017, Nate earned a B.A. in Environmental Studies from Fort Lewis College. In 2019, he completed his Master’s in Education with a focus in environmental education from Western Washington University and North Cascades Institute. Before joining Lake Champlain Sea Grant he worked with a variety of experiential environmental education programs.

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

Jack Goldman

Education:
  • 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.

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.

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.

Victoria Nash

Watershed Educator

Education:
  • B.S. Environmental Studies, University of Vermont, 2019
Victoria is currently finishing up her last semester at UVM as a Environmental Studies major in the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources. Having been a part of the UVM, and greater Burlington community for the past 4 years, she has developed a deep passion and love for Lake Champlain both in and out of the classroom. Besides swimming in the lake in the summer, Victoria finds herself on the mountain during the winter. Her passion for skiing has lead her to be president of a new club on campus called Chicks on Sticks VT. Victoria’s love for the lake and learning about aquatic ecosystems, combined with her passion for providing young learners with the access to knowledge and experiences, led her to be a Watershed Educator.

Camren Windom

Watershed Educator

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