Field Education

Out in Nature, into Science

Our Current Team

  • Ana Stolle

    Jackson Hole Children's Museum AmeriCorps Member
    B.A. Art History, Minor in Environmental Science and Art Studio, Tulane University

    Ana comes from Providence, Rhode Island, and is a recent graduate of Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. She spent her college career studying art history, environmental science and studio art. She has ample experience teaching young students about everything from drawing to ecological systems. Ana was first introduced to the Americorps program during the summer of 2017 when she worked as a corps member doing environmental conservation work in various national parks and wildlife refuges throughout the American Southwest. With her larger-than-life personality and optimistic attitude, she is excited to serve as a positive role model for children developing their love of learning. During her free time, Ana loves exploring the natural world around her by gardening, skiing and hiking.

  • Blair Crumpler

    Teton Science Schools AmeriCorps Member
    B.S. Environmental Studies and B.A. International Affairs, Florida State University

    Blair grew up exploring her native northern Florida and the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina. While attending school in North Carolina, she worked as a challenge course facilitator for the local outdoor education center. She traveled abroad after graduation, eventually returning back to the States to work in Grand Teton National Park in 2016. Since then, Blair has developed a deep love and appreciation for the Jackson Hole area. She is excited to serve as an AmeriCorps volunteer to instill curiosity about the natural world in others, and to share her passion for environmental stewardship. On her days off, you can typically find Blair practicing yoga, reading, climbing, or hiking.

  • Emily Rodrigue

    Teton Science Schools AmeriCorps Member
    B.A. Environmental Studies, Concentration in Food and Water Sustainability, Boston College

    Emily brings her passion for science and exploring the natural world from the faraway lands of Maine. Her young summers were spent at a wilderness tripping camp in the northern woods of her home state, and it was these experiences that left Emily with a desire to explore the “why” and “how” of her natural surroundings and pursue a degree in Environmental Studies. Although life in the big city of Boston had thrills and adventures all of its own, Emily always found herself back in Maine for the summer, working at the same camp from her youth both as a trip leader and eventually serving as an Assistant Director of Wilderness Tripping. While studying abroad in 2016, Emily also participated in an environmental field research program in the Cook Islands and New Zealand, where she spent five weeks studying ecology, geomorphology and marine processes. Emily was very drawn to the AmeriCorps position at TSS because it presents an intersection of passions and some of her favorite experiences: being outside, educating and leading youth and field-based science. Emily loves to hike, cook, and watch a good documentary, but skiing is her truest joy and she hopes that a lifetime of earning her turns on ice will now pay off with more powder than she can imagine.

  • Everett Secor

    Teton Science Schools AmeriCorps Member
    B.A. English, Minor in English, University of Alabama

    Everett developed a love for nature growing up in the deserts of the American West and in the swamps of South. He’s turned his study of literature and music at the University of Alabama into a commitment to environmental protection and human rights. After biking across the US building affordable housing, fundraising for the Sierra Club, and most recently rehabilitating injured sloths in Costa Rica, he’s excited to share his love of the outdoors with the people of Jackson prior to starting law school at the University of Michigan in the fall. In his free time he enjoys cooking, reading, political advocacy and finding new ways to stay active.

  • Holly Gordon

    Teton Science Schools & Teton Literacy Center AmeriCorps Member

    B.A. International Studies and Spanish, University of Denver

    An East Coast transplant from Connecticut, Holly graduated last spring from the University of Denver with a Bachelor’s in international studies and Spanish. Holly has almost a decade of experience in teaching and program management. She has taught youth and adult leadership in Connecticut and Nicaragua, studied education in Bangalore, India, and created a before-school program for underserved youth in Denver. She is beyond excited to serve Teton Science Schools, as it combines her love of teaching with her newborn curiosity for the mountains and its ecosystems. You can find her trail running, reading a poetry book or dancing to Spanish music.

  • Kristen Jovanelly

    Teton Science Schools & Teton Literacy Center AmeriCorps Member
    B.S. Conservation Biology and Francophone Studies, St. Lawrence University

    Kristen’s first memories outdoors involve playing in the giant mound of compost soil her mom used for a flower garden. Since, Kirsten has been exploring via long runs, rambling walks, tussling the ears of whatever animal she can, and playing in more muck and mud, particularly in farms and gardens. This led to St. Lawrence University, where she fostered a deep love for the Adirondack Park. After graduation, she moved to the Hudson Valley in New York and has been leading agricultural and culinary educational programs on a working farm. She is so excited to work for TSS Americorps to explore a new part of the country while learning more about place-based education and STEM literacy.

  • Lauren Hess

    Teton Science Schools AmeriCorps Member
    B.S. Earth Sciences, Montana State University-Bozeman

    Lauren grew up exploring the wild places of Alaska, by foot, ski, boat and bike, and it seemed natural to earn a degree in geology while exploring Montana and the Rocky Mountains. She has worked as a geologist with an environmental consulting firm in Alaska for the past five years, traveling the state collecting soil and water samples, but realized her passion lied in her side jobs: coaching nordic skiing statewide and tutoring students in math and science. She is very excited to be in the Tetons and to learn how to be an effective field educator and to enhance her knowledge of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. When not out skiing, hiking, biking or paddling, you can find her making sourdough pancakes or experimenting with new salmon recipes.

  • Lauren Pike

    Teton Science Schools AmeriCorps Member
    B.S. Environmental and Resource Economics, Minor in Conservation and Sustainability, University of New Hampshire

    Lauren is a recent graduate from the University of New Hampshire. Before her undergraduate studies, she spent time in Ecuador volunteering at a rural school, and after this community service she knew she wanted to make giving back to her community a lifelong pursuit. In 2016, Lauren studied abroad in New Zealand where she was first introduced to place-based education. Despite invasive plant research being her main focus, she enjoyed learning about native Maori culture; she fully immersed herself in the history of her surroundings. During her time at UNH, Lauren was a leader in the UNH Outing Club where she guided students on hiking and backpacking trips in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. In her free time, she enjoys snowboarding, rock climbing, hiking, gardening and knitting. Lauren is excited to climb new mountains, explore new places and educate new students. She is thrilled to embark on this journey with Teton Science Schools as an AmeriCorps member.

  • Leslie Dinkin

    Teton Science Schools AmeriCorps Member
    B.A. Anthropology, Colorado College

    Born and raised in Southern California, Leslie first fell in love with the Rockies after spending a semester at the High Mountain Institute in 2011. Since then, she’s been hooked on mountains. This past May, Leslie graduated from Colorado College with a degree in anthropology. At CC, she explored the effects of El Niño in the Galápagos, the impossibility of utopia in Hawaii and gluten-free food in italy. Since graduating, she returned to the High Mountain Institute as a Wilderness Apprentice where she taught environmental ethics and backpacking skills to high school students. New to Jackson and Teton Science Schools, she is very excited to explore a different part of the Rockies as an AmeriCorps member.

  • Michael Fatsis

    Teton Science Schools AmeriCorps Member
    B.S. Environmental Science, Rhodes College

    Michael was born in Asunción, Paraguay, and grew up outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He always had a passion for the outdoors and sports but honed his interests for the environmental sciences and athletics at The Peddie School in Hightstown, New Jersey. In 2017 he graduated from Rhodes College with a B.S. in Environmental Science and also played for the collegiate soccer program. During the summers before graduation, he coached for an elite soccer academy where he fell in love with coaching and teaching youth groups. Fishing is his obsession and the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem is his mecca. Michael is excited to join the AmeriCorps team at TSS where he can combine both of his passions in order to create a more scientifically literate and thoughtful society.

  • Riley Wall

    Teton Science Schools AmeriCorps Member
    B.A. Geology and Environmental Science, Occidental College

    After graduating from college in Los Angeles, Riley set out with the intention of finding jobs far from any city. The call of teaching and building impactful relationships with young students soon called him to work at environmental education centers in rural North Carolina and Colorado. Riley chose to be a part of the TSS AmeriCorps program to inspire students to build their own relationships with the outdoors and learn about how to best take care of their environment. He believes the best way to spend his free time is also in the outdoors where he enjoys rock climbing, snowboarding and backpacking, and sleeping under the stars on clear nights.

  • Sam Fishman

    Teton Science Schools AmeriCorps Member
    B.A. Psychology, New York University

    Sam lived in New York City for five years, earning his undergraduate degree in psychology from NYU and developing a love of working with people from every walk of life. Then he came out west, fell in love with the mountains and walked a lot. He’s excited to help spread the science stoke, and to do it in one of the greatest mountain playgrounds in the world. In his free time Sam runs and climbs in the mountains, cooks and eats large quantities of food, and encourages people to be excellent to one another.  

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