Kirsten Walker grew up in Michigan, received a B.A. in Biology from Kalamazoo College, and studied abroad in Senegal, West Africa. Following this, she spent a year traveling in New Zealand before settling in Kelly, Wyoming to complete the Teton Science Schools graduate program in Environmental Education in partnership with MSU-Billings, where she later received her Master’s in Education. Since then, Kirsten spent several years working in outdoor science education in Grand Teton National Park followed by 10 years of classroom science teaching at several independent schools in California and Utah. Although she misses sailing on the Great Lakes and spotting Moose in Jackson Hole, she loves living in Utah because of its incredible landscapes and can often be found adventuring outdoors with her family. In particular, Kirsten can be found soaking up our sunny days while climbing, skiing, trail running, biking, and sailing on Bear Lake whenever possible. Most importantly, however, she is thrilled to be in the science department at Waterford where she hopes to instill an appreciation for how science knowledge can help us all be more informed citizens and lead better quality lives.