Passionate, Persistent and Principled.
Science teacher, writer, photographer, environmental and political activist, advocate, lobbyist, speaker, trainer, presenter, organizer, leader, naturalist, explorer, world traveler, renewable energy promoter, truth speaker, graphic designer, motivator, dancer, choreographer, scuba diver, beachcomber, birder, zipliner, camper, hiker, lover of life and force of nature.
Employment with a company, organization or educational institution that values creativity, individuality, collaboration, encourages professional growth and practices social responsibility is a priority.
Born in Brooklyn, raised a Jersey girl. Lover of diversity, culture, art, fashion and the buzz of the city. Lunch on the street, meandering through shops and art museums, taking in architecture, mirrored skyscrapers and the raw diversity, color and flair of humanity. Comfortable walking the street, taking the subway or hailing a cab.
Always eager to camp and see our nation's outdoor treasures. Trained in scuba and wreck diving off the Jersey Shore. Learned how to canoe and ride a dirt bike in the Pinelands. Now residing in a historic New Hampshire town. Hiking along a gorge or brook in mountains of NH and VT, with camera and small dog, are peace in a world of chaos.
ECHO Action was founded when Kinder Morgan rerouted the Northeast Energy Direct (NED) pipeline into Southern NH in 2014. Writing, organizing, photography, social media, graphic design, marketing, education and organizing skills provided the opportunity to bring communities together to protect pristine aquifers.
Principled and dedicated to climate change, energy, health, air and water quality, food security, women's rights, democracy, social and racial justice solutions. Questioned all leading 2016 candidates for President during the primaries and again during the 2018 midterms, keeping climate change and energy high priority issues.
Began a lifelong passion for dance at age 4, in Brooklyn, with a former NYC Rockette dance teacher. Performed with dance companies and took classes at New York's Joffrey School of Ballet. Years as a dance teacher, studio owner, choreographer, performance and community event coordinator adds vibrance and creativity to all life's work.
Thanks to a Louisiana teacher friend, the BP oil spill in 2010 provided the opportunity to see spill impacts first hand. Field study in the Gulf of Mexico, New England and California increased understanding of climate change, human impact on shorelines and oceans, giving credibility to work and building a network of teacher colleagues.
Degreed in Environmental Science and Communications, Biology and English, with a secondary science teacher certification makes teaching and public speaking a comfort zone. Teaching polar climate change, environmental science, biology and journalism and bringing students to youth conferences, has been a labor of love.
Chosen from hundreds to be on a grade school newspaper, an early passion for writing was evident. As a journalism advisor with a background in literature as well as science, environmental students received news publication awards. A creative wordsmith and naturalist whose writing investigates humanity's encroachment.
A meticulous, obsessive editor, graphic design is a skill essential in environmental and political advocacy work. The ability to combine ideas, images and text quickly can mean the difference between getting the public's or an influential person's attention or not. It can also be the vehicle for strong event attendance or contributions.
From being able to document pipeline threatened or impacted sites to capturing the glory of nature or the accomplishments of students dancing or in the laboratory, a good camera with video is an essential tool to enhance articles about climate change, human impact, letting the scenery tell the story or engaging others in live events.
Camping, hiking, photography, parasailing, scuba diving, ziplining, suspension bridges, kayaking, research vessels, watching shore birds and exploring tide pools are faves. Whether it's a suitcase packed for Europe or a backpack and tent to go off into the woods, wanderlust, exploring culture and nature are always an adventure.
As an educator with a passion for field studies, summer workshops, field courses, featured speakers and conferences maintain relevance and increase enthusiasm and real-life connections. Climate and pipeline education is critical for informed community advocacy, attending candidate forums and lobbying legislators.