Program Coordinator, University of Minnesota Extension. St. Paul, Minnesota.
I manage a citizen science program studying the distribution and diversity of native bees in Minnesota. This includes recruiting, training, and supporting around 150 volunteers each field season as well as all communications and program logistics.
Favorite thing you like about your work:
I love working with volunteers. Although native bees are a new topic to many of them, they all bring their own skills and enthusiasm to the project so it is fun to help them learn more about how to support pollinators.
Based on your own experience, what did you get out of your time at MOSS and why would you recommend it to someone else?
MOSS was an incredible environment to begin honing my skills as an educator because I got to work with small groups of motivated students and I had the support of experienced professionals. Throughout the year, I had opportunities to work in many different situations; on site, in schools, at the Boise Zoo. This strengthened my ability to adapt my teaching to different scenarios as well as showcased the incredible natural beauty in Idaho.