B.A. Geology, Whitman College
Lena grew up in the Pacific Northwest exploring the tidepools, beaches, and forests of Puget Sound. At college in eastern Washington, she studied geology and biology and got the chance to study the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem through field courses in the summers. Lena spent time doing education work on tall ships sailing in the Salish Sea, South Pacific, and Caribbean where she developed her love for teaching students in an outdoor setting.. Her need for a “land job” brought Lena to TSS as a Summer Instructor in 2019. She continues to bring curiosity and excitement for learning, as well as fun facts about the ocean, sailing, and rocks into her faculty role. When not engaging with students in the outdoors, Lena can be found riding her bike, hiking, kayaking, and enjoying the mountain lakes of the Tetons.