Field Education

Out in Nature, into Science

Our Current Team

  • Allison Wilson

    Teton Science Schools AmeriCorps Member

    Allison participated in Jackson Hole Science Expedition at TSS in 2014, where she discovered her passion for being a lifelong learner, outdoor educator, and steward for the environment. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Recreation Management with a concentration in Outdoor Experiential Education from Appalachian State University. Over the past few years, she has been teaching climbing clinics and classes in St. Louis, Missouri during longer breaks from school. While in school, she leads service-oriented and outdoor trips for high school and college students, and facilitates high and low ropes courses in Boone, North Carolina. In her free time, she climbs, mountain bikes, snowboards, and hikes.

  • Andrew Friedman

    Teton Science Schools AmeriCorps Member

    Andrew grew up moving all around the country before settling down in Boston, Massachusetts. He spent every summer growing up out in the Berkshire Mountains of Western Mass at Rowe Camp, first as a camper, and then for six year as a staff member. Andrew then attended Washington University in St. Louis and spent his time going on hikes as a pre-orientation leader and studying abroad with an environmental field research program in New Zealand before graduating this past May with a degree in Environmental Earth Science. Craving more topography, Andrew is extremely excited to continue his westward migration across the country, and is extremely excited to be working teaching kids about the natural world at the Teton Science School this summer! In his free time, Andrew can be found riding his bicycle, listening to music or brewing some beer with friends.  

  • Andrew Uccello

    Teton Science Schools AmeriCorps Member

    Andrew grew up in Connecticut before heading to college at the University of New Hampshire where he developed his passion for science and the outdoors. During school, he worked for 3 years as an assistant for a small mammal Ph.D. project and graduated with a B.S in biology. Immediately after graduation he joined the NEON project working with a country wide team focused on studying long term environmental change. After spending two years in the northeast and a year in California working with NEON he decided to bring his passions for science and nature to an educational setting and join the AmeriCorps team at the Teton Science School. In his free time Andrew enjoys climbing rocks, playing in mountains, telling terrible jokes and finding adventure.

  • Austin Stevens

    Teton Science Schools AmeriCorps Member

    Born in Billings, Montana, Austin is currently pursuing a degree in Conservation Biology from Middlebury College in Vermont. He is excited to pursue an interest in environmental education stemming from the desire to facilitate increased awareness and activism about the environment. Austin learned about TSS through alumni Heather Bilden during his time at the Montana Audubon Center. In his free time, Austin enjoys hiking, reading books in a hammock, cycling, and fly-fishing.

  • Becca Williams

    Teton Science Schools AmeriCorps Member

    Becca graduated from Colorado College in May of 2018 with a degree in Environmental Science. She is very passionate about environmental education and loves working to make lessons engaging and relevant for all students. She is excited to learn more about teaching through AmeriCorps at the Teton Science Schools. In her free time, Becca enjoys doing art projects, hiking and reading. She also LOVES bears and tends to keep an eye out for them on her hikes.

  • Eston Dunn

    Teton Science Schools AmeriCorps Member

    Originally from lowland Appalachia, Eston has spent most of the last three years developing his skills as an educator both in his home state of Tennessee and the southwest. Eston’s drive to connect people with their cultural and environmental heritage has pushed him to a variety of educational positions including middle school math teacher, living historian at the Philmont Scout Ranch, and director of the Living History program at the Beaver High Adventure Base where he taught everything about life in 1870 from tracking to logging to blacksmithing. It’s this same passion that eventually led him to TSS where he is excited to contribute his unique perspective and diverse background.  Eston enjoys playing the mandolin, trial running, storytelling, and watching international film.

  • Grace Heller

    Teton Science Schools AmeriCorps Member

    Growing up in New England, Grace enjoyed hikes with her dog, runs around town, and ski trips in Vermont. She is now a rising senior at Hamilton College, where she studies psychology and competes on the Women’s Cross Country and Track & Field teams. Grace’s free time is often spent hanging out with her friends around campus, reading the latest bestseller, or trying out new restaurants in the downtown area. After teaching in a charter school in Bronx, NY, Grace realized her passion for educating young people. She then became interested in field education last summer, when she traveled with other students to Alaska and learned about the environmental challenges faced by the communities along the Kuskokwim River. Now, as an AmeriCorps intern at TSS, Grace is excited to combine her professional interest in teaching with her love for the outdoors.

  • Jonathan Ward

    Teton Science Schools AmeriCorps Member


    Jonathan grew up in the heart of rural Ohio, and his first experience with Rocky Mountain ecology was from the Teton Science School. His memories of the beautiful terrain propelled his studies into both biology and chemistry. Amongst his studies, he always made it a priority to give back to his community and the global community at large. His most memorable service experience comes from the summer he spent working in a free government supported clinic in Santo Domingo Xenacoj, Guatemala. He is excited to take all of the experiences he has learned and transmit them through his position as an AmeriCorps volunteer to inspire and advocate for STEM literacy. When his nose is not in a textbook, you can find Jon on the volleyball court, hiking, or crafting a cup of coffee.

  • Justin Sonberg

    Teton Science Schools AmeriCorps Member

    Born and raised in Andover, Massachusetts, Justin grew up exploring the nearby White Mountains and the coastline of Cape Cod. While attending school at Hamilton College in upstate New York, he was on the ultimate frisbee team, led trips for the outing club, and worked as an orientation leader. He spent two summers conducting biology research on campus, and traveled abroad his junior spring to Denmark, where he studied sustainability. He is excited to serve as an AmeriCorps volunteer to share his passion about the natural world with others, learn more about facilitating STEM literacy, and explore a new, beautiful part of the country. On his days off, you can typically find Justin tossing around a frisbee, reading, climbing, or hiking.

  • Kelly Eagan

    Teton Science Schools AmeriCorps Member

    Kelly graduated with a B.S. in Biological Sciences from the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF). As a lifelong Alaskan, she loves helping others experience the natural beauty of her home state while working as a trip leader for UAF’s Outdoor Adventure program. With this program, she has spent the past three years leading backpacking, skiing, rafting, and ice climbing trips throughout interior Alaska. Kelly is excited to work with TSS to develop and share her scientific curiosity, and hopes to engage others in a way that gives them confidence and enthusiasm for active participation in their communities. Kelly enjoys traveling, cross-country skiing, and spending time with friends in wild landscapes.

  • Lindsay Buff

    Teton Science Schools AmeriCorps Member

    Lindsay grew up in eastern Massachusetts where her parents fostered her love of mountains by frequenting Acadia National Park and the Green Mountains of Vermont, often toting Lindsay’s sleeping form around in a backpack. After receiving her degrees in Geosciences and Archaeology from Hamilton College, Lindsay went back to Acadia to lead educational hikes about the park geology to students on field trips. She has also worked as a field archaeologist in British Columbia, a volcanologist in Manhattan, and a ski instructor in Bozeman. Lindsay is passionate about providing accessible, hands-on STEM education and is excited to join the Teton Science Americorps team. When she isn’t wandering through mountainous landscapes, she enjoys eating hummus, knitting, and reading Tom Robbins.

  • Liz Forelle

    Teton Science Schools AmeriCorps Member

    Liz is a recent graduate from Skidmore College with a BA in Environmental Science and Studio Art and was a member of the women’s soccer team all four years. With a passion for travel, Liz traveled abroad to New Zealand during her junior spring where she continued her studies for her degree. She has conducted research with professors throughout her time at Skidmore and has also interned at The Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance in research and communications. Liz chose to become a member of the AmeriCorps team at TSS because she is thinking of going into education in the future and also knows how well TSS engages with the greater community through STEM literacy. In her spare time, Liz enjoys drawing/painting, playing piano, snowboarding, and hiking around in nature.

  • Mimi Andrews

    Teton Science Schools AmeriCorps Member

    Mimi Andrews graduated from the University of Puget Sound in May of 2017 with a Bachelors of Science in Biology. Mimi attended the Teton Science School with her 8th grade class and twice in high school and has wanted to be a part of the community ever since. She volunteered at her University’s natural history museum where she discovered her love for science education. She is excited to be an AmeriCorps member and get to know the Jackson community. Mimi loves hiking, skiing, bird watching and any adventure that takes her outside!

  • Miya Frank

    Teton Science Schools AmeriCorps Member

    Miya is a current senior environmental studies-sociology major at Whitman college in Walla Walla, Washington. After graduation in May she is excited to join the team at TSS and explore the beauty of Wyoming. Miya loves the simple things in life; good food, great company, and sleeping under the stars.

  • Sarah Pruden

    Teton Science Schools AmeriCorps Member

    Hailing from Alaska, and spending the last 15 years in Oregon, Sarah has grown up with a love for wild places. An avid outdoor enthusiast with a passion for environmental stewardship and wildlife conservation, Sarah attained her degree in Environmental Science and Policy from Southern Oregon University, with a minor in Sociology and Anthropology. While creating an educational outreach program for a local wildlife rehabilitation center, and working with children in the classroom, Sarah recognized the importance of learning through doing, and place based environmental experiences, and made it a priority to get involved. This led her to find the Teton Science School field education programs, where they do just that, teaching through experiences! As part of the TSS team Sarah hopes to learn valuable skills from fellow experienced field instructors, as well as having an awesome summer giving kids unforgettable experiences in the beautiful Teton range and surrounding areas!

  • Sophie Poukish

    Teton Science Schools AmeriCorps Member

    Sophie Poukish is from a sunny farming town in Northern California and usually just wants to rollerblade into the sunset. After getting out of Walla Walla, WA, she is looking for some constant sunshine and a rock band to join. Sophie is stoked to join Teton Science School so she can climb some harder routes, dip into some fresh waters, meet some new butterflies, and (duh) engage in place-based education with some rad kids!

  • Walter Topete

    Teton Science Schools AmeriCorps Member

    Throughout his undergraduate career, Walter has had the opportunity of working and studying in Arizona, Utah, Hawaii, Colorado, and Denmark. After graduation in May 2017, he has worked a variety of seasonal jobs, ranging from field research technician in the Rocky Mountains to lift operator at a ski resort. Having participated in a TSS program in his developmental years, he is excited to marry his passion for nature with his excitement for teaching and youth development at the very institution where he first experienced the outdoors. When he is not working, Walter enjoys hiking, reading, and music.

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