Graduate Program

Teach. Learn. Lead.

Current Students

  • Ashley Babcock
    B.A., Environmental Studies,
    B.A., Geography, Certificate of Hydrology, University of Colorado at Boulder

    For the past two years, Ashley has taught math and science to 3rd through 10th graders at Telluride Mountain School and has led trips all over the southwest and to Cuba. In the summer she leads backpacking and river trips for teenagers in the greater four corners region. She is a competitive big mountain freeskier and loves to bike, kayak, cook and read.  

  • Bella Furr

    B.S., Renewable Natural Resource w/ focus on Wildlife Conservation and Management, University of Arizona

    Bella has completed two field seasons in the past, including post-construction surveys on a newly built wind farm in Vermont and avian surveys in Southern AZ Sky Islands with the US Forest Service. For the past two years, she has been working with the National Park Service planning Centennial events, coordinating community outreach and assisting with non-curriculum based education at Saguaro National Park in Tucson, AZ. During her free time, Bella enjoys baking, birding and traveling to beautiful places.

  • Callie Weinert

    B.A., Environmental Studies, minor in English Literature. University of Montana

    Callie has filled her last three years in a variety of programs teaching and studying about the watershed and ecosystems surrounding Missoula. She spent a year working for a watershed consultant company. She also guided fifth grade students in activities on ecology in the watershed area around Missoula. During her undergraduate education Callie studied abroad in Central America where she helped educate disadvantaged farmers, and then became a Kindergarten teacher in Guatemala. Much of her volunteering during school included: guiding garden tours for the public schools at the University of Montana’s PEAS Farm, Backcountry Ski Club student outreach and recruitment and as a Naturalist assistant at the Montana Natural History Center. Callie combined her work with her personal interests in the wild Montana outdoors with backpacking, hiking, mountain biking, running and backcountry skiing.

  • Christina Aragon

    B.H.K., Kinesiology and Health Science, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

    For the past four years Christina has split her time between British Columbia and Oregon. In Rickreall, Oregon she worked as a Lab Director, Beekeeper, and Farm to Fork Coordinator at Left Coast Cellars. In Whistler, British Columbia Christina spent her time exploring the BC backcountry and doing Cross Country Ski Patrol. Nina enjoys volunteering in her community and was most recently a Volunteer Naturalist with the Nature Conservancy.  Christina enjoys snowboarding, trail running, mountain biking, snowmobiling, fishing and any other activities that bring her outside. 

  • Clare Gunshenan

    B.A., French and Biology, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA

    Clare has spent the last year and a half as an AmeriCorps member, a field instructor, and a program assistant on the Jackson Campus of Teton Science Schools.  She discovered a passion for ecology and field biology in the boundary waters of northern Minnesota and the prairies of Iowa.  She has loved collaborating with students to make field science accessible in Jackson Hole.  In her free time, she loves swimming, hiking, ceramics, and trivia.

  • Corina (Cori) Rendón 

    B.S., Natural History Interpretation, Minor in Recreation Resources and Protected Area Management, State University of New York: Environmental Science and Forestry

    For the past three years, Cori has worked at various federal land sites throughout the country in some type of interpretation/ environmental education role. Most recently, she was the Youth and Community Engagement Coordinator & Multi-Media Specialist for Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest in western Washington where she worked with various partners throughout the Puget Sound connecting communities of opportunity to public lands. Cori was a participant of the National Park Service Academy in 2013 (Great Smoky Mountains), a peer mentor in 2014 (Great Smoky Mountains), a leader of the program in 2015 (Grand Teton), and program assistant in 2016 (Grand Teton). 

  • Eliza Cope
    B.A., Spanish, Minors in Environmental Conservation Studies and Writing, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

    Eliza has spent the past two years at The Park School in Brookline, MA, where she was an aide for a third grader and apprenticed in a second grade homeroom and in the kindergarten/fourth/fifth science program. Her favorite topic to teach has been Watershed Ecology.  She also enjoyed coaching cross country, ice hockey, track, working with the engineering/tinkering club, and serving as a member of the school's Green Committee. Previously, Eliza worked in backpackers' hostels in Toronto and assisted on a gray whale research project in British Columbia. Outside of teaching, Eliza loves to run, travel, cook, and be outdoors. 

  • Emily Townsend

    B.S., Human Physiology, Gonzaga University

    Emily has worked as a 2nd grade assistant teacher for an after school program. She spent her past two summers as a lead camp counselor in San Francisco, CA. She has volunteered her time shadowing orthopedic surgeons and physical therapists in a variety of patient settings, and has a passion for the sciences. In her free time Emily loves playing music (guitar, piano, drums), playing volleyball and basketball, and enjoys getting outside to hike, ski, and snowboard. 

  • Hilary Hays

    B.A., Communications and Culture, Clark University, Worcester, MA

    Hilary has spent the last 9 years working as a field instructor and program supervisor for the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS). In the field, Hilary teaches backpacking, canoeing, rafting, whitewater kayaking and horse packing skills to students while helping them to develop their personal leadership skills. Hilary has spent over 160 weeks in the field with NOLS and has worked all over the American West and in India. In her personal time, Hilary enjoys life at home in the Tetons and as traveling abroad.

  • Jessica Black

    B.A., Environmental Studies, Minor in History, Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO

    Jessie has educational experience through teaching practicums with elementary level students, being a teacher’s assistant at Fort Lewis College, and a semester-long research project on the social and ecological impacts of educational gardens for youth. She has also interned with the Garden Project of Southwest Colorado, aiding in coordinating a science and agricultural based summer camp. Her greatest passion is trail running, skiing, and being a triathlon participant.

  • Kamille Winslow

    B.A., Geological Science and Ecosystem Science & Policy, University of Miami

    Kamille spent the past two summers working as an Environmental Educator for the Montshire Museum of Science in Vermont. During her undergraduate experience at the University of Miami she worked as an America Reads Tutor in the subjects of math, science and English for grades 1-2. She loves hiking, running, kayaking, canoeing and any other activities that involve exploring the outdoors. Kamille is especially happy embarking on mountain and lake-related adventures. 

  • Kelly Thompson

    B.A., Telecommunications and German, Minor in Animal Behavior and History, Indiana University

    Kelly recently interned for the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival and has worked as a Production Coordinator in New York City.  As a peer instructor, she taught a class on intercultural understanding within communities.  She also volunteers for the Teton Raptor Center. In her downtime, Kelly enjoys traveling, hiking, and any sort of water activity.

  • Kirkman Lindsay Amos

    B.S., Biology, College of Charleston
    B.S., Biochemistry, College of Charleston
    B.A., Chemistry, College of Charleston

    Kirk spent two years as molecular biologist and six months as a cosmetic chemist for a natural cosmetics company before deciding to leave the lab all together. He co-founded a neighborhood restaurant in Charleston, SC, which he was a part of for two years before moving to Costa Rica.  He spent three years in Costa Rica teaching high school math and science at the Monteverde Friends School. He loves living in places with quick access to outdoors for hiking, biking or trail running.  Getting on a snow-covered mountain for skiing or snowboarding is one of his favorite things.  He is currently striving to learn bluegrass guitar and he is always looking for people who like to play or sing.  

  • Lizzie Kenny

    B.A., Environmental Studies and Earth and Oceanographic Sciences, Bowdoin College.

    Lizzie graduated from Bowdoin College this past spring. At Bowdoin she was an active leader and co-president of the Outing Club. These past two summers she has led trips in Alaska for Wilderness Adventures. She loves introducing others to nature and teaching them about the environment they are in. 

  • Maggie Vest

    B.A., Environmental Studies, University of Colorado
    B.A., Evolutionary Biology and Ecology, University of Colorado

    Maggie spent two years as an AmeriCorps member serving with the I Have a Dream Foundation and Thorne Nature Experience. Her service was focused on environmental education programs for elementary aged students. Maggie loves to spend all of her time outside and her favorites are backpacking, hiking, and skiing.

  • Peggie dePasquale

    B.S., Environmental Science & Public Health Simmons College, Boston MA

    Peggie gained her appreciation for nature while growing up in the rural mountains of western Maine. After spending four years in the heart of Boston attending Simmons College she was ready to return to a wild place. In the winter of 2014 Peggie arrived in Jackson, WY for the AmeriCorps internship at Teton Science Schools. After the internship she stayed on as an instructor and has been in the position ever since. Eager to grow as an educator and increase her understanding of the natural world, Peggie enrolled in the Graduate Program at TSS. She is so excited to be back in a classroom and immerse herself in the community at the Kelly Campus. In her free time she enjoys skiing, biking, kayaking and adventuring in the outdoors with her dog, Torii!

  • Zoë Beattie

    B.S., Environmental Science & Public Health, Minor in Sustainability, Simmons College, Boston, MA

    Since graduating from Simmons College, Zoë has spent much of her time in a bee suit. Her passion for sustainable apiculture and research of urban beekeeping practices started with an internship in New England and has continued in the Midwest. She remains equally interested in teaching, most recently working as an elementary school substitute teacher. The rest of her time is devoted to community service, baking, singing, traveling or practicing yoga. 

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