Katie joined Audubon New Mexico in September of 2017, serving as Seasonal Educator and most recently as Education Manager and Randall Davey Audubon Center & Sanctuary Summer Camp Director.
Katie will lead Audubon New Mexico’s multi-faceted Education Program and direct efforts to align, develop and implement statewide curriculum – introducing people of all ages and backgrounds to nature and conservation. With a state filled with rich culture and tradition, she will deliver high-quality, creative science education that integrates cultural teachings throughout the state. Working with the Audubon development team, Katie will be integral in creating strategic financial/development strategies to ensure the education program is sustainable and financially solvent.
Katie has a decade of experience in teaching, environmental and informal science education. She is a strong proponent for hands-on learning both inside the classroom and out in the natural world. Prior to joining ANM, Katie severed in varying roles from Science Summer Camp Director, managing a large summer camp program at the Museum of Life and Science in North Carolina to lead teaching roles for children of all ages. Her expertise includes environmental education and programming, STEM education, community outreach, logistics management, and program development. Katie earned a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies from Kalamazoo College and a Master’s of Science in Environmental Studies and Education from the University of North Carolina Wilmington.
We are very excited to have Katie assume this position. Her enthusiastic and creative teaching style coupled with her wealth of experience in environmental and science education will serve Audubon New Mexico very well. She will make a big difference not just for our education efforts to deliver conservation education and its importance for birds, freshwater, and people, but for science education that is so desperately needed in New Mexico’s educational systems.