I was hired by the Cornell Lab in 2004 to develop and field test the original BirdSleuth curriculum. Before that, I managed school programming for the Missouri Botanical Garden, graduated from Truman State University (BS, Biology) and graduated from Illinois State University (MS, Biology). I am the co-author of “Citizen Science: 15 Lessons that Bring Biology to Life” (NSTA Press) and many curriculum resources, articles, and courses. I’m passionate about finding and sharing engaging ways to connect kids to their local outdoors. When I’m not at work, I enjoy camping, kayaking, playing soccer, and cooking.