Field Education Faculty
M.Ed. Environmental Education, Western Washington University
Certificate in Leadership and Non-Profit Administration, North Cascades Institute
B.A. Environmental Studies, Natural History Concentration, Lewis and Clark College
Christen developed a curiosity for the natural world and for sharing it with others at an early age among the mountains and rivers of Northern California. She followed her love for the environment through many western states as a trail crew member, field biologist, farmer and farmer's market coordinator, before completing her M.Ed. in Environmental Education and Nonprofit Administration. For several years she worked as a Program Coordinator and Naturalist for a conservation organization in the North Cascades, leading a wide variety of field-based/residential programs and supporting educator development. Outside of teaching, Christen enjoys writing, trail running, working in her garden, and exploring wild places with a notebook and pen in hand.