SLEWS Program Manager
Allie joined the Center for Land-Based Learning in December of 2021 as the SLEWS Program Manager. Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, she completed her undergrad close to home, graduating from Kenyon College in 2018 with a B.A. in International Studies: Global Environment, a minor in Biology, and a concentration in Environmental Studies. Shortly after finishing her undergrad degree Allie moved to Nashville, Tennessee to serve as an AmeriCorps VISTA with a local environmental nonprofit where her love for environmental education began. Having gained valuable experience from her service and unlocking her passion for education, she moved out west to Seattle, Washington to attend grad school at the University of Washington’s IslandWood Residency. Allie completed her Master’s in Education in early 2021.
Prior to CLBL Allie worked with a conservation nonprofit, American Conservation Experience, supporting AmeriCorps members during their service terms. With a desire to shift back into teaching Allie was excited at the opportunity to join. CLBL. As an educator Allie works to ensure her students have the opportunity to express their identity and experience hands-on education that utilizes their prior experiences. She hopes to empower students to advocate for themselves and others, becoming critical thinkers, stewards of their environment, and strong community members.
During her free time Allie enjoys exploring the outdoors, getting to know more about California. Along with hiking, she also has a passion for cooking, reading, and gardening.