Joanna Ahlum

M.S. Environmental Studies, San Jose State University 

B.A. Biology, Westmont College 

Before coming to Teton Science Schools, Joanna taught in the Environmental Studies and Sciences Department at Santa Clara University for seven years. She has also been a practitioner in the fields of restoration ecology, conservation agriculture, and environmental education. As an ecologist, she’s interested in how regenerative practices in agriculture and elsewhere can enhance human livelihoods and biodiversity. As an educator and a learner, she’s invested in curating experiences that awaken desire to reconnect with the rest of nature. She loves exploring this amazing place with her husband and their two young girls, visiting the ocean as often as possible, and hanging out on farms.