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  • Christen Girard

    Murie Ranch Faculty
    M.Ed. Environmental Education, Western Washington University
    Certificate in Leadership and Non-Profit Administration, North Cascades Institute
    B.A. Environmental Studies, Natural History Concentration, Lewis and Clark College


    Christen has followed her love for the environment through many western states as a naturalist, trail crew member, field biologist, farmer and teacher, working with people from a multitude of backgrounds and ages along the way. After completing a Masters in Environmental Education, she worked several years as the Program Coordinator for a conservation organization in the North Cascades, leading a wide variety of field-based/residential programs and supporting educator development. Outside of teaching, Christen enjoys writing, trail running, working in the dirt, and exploring wild places with a notebook and pen in hand. Christen manages Murie Ranch Programming at TSS and loves sharing her curiosity for the natural world with others. 

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